Beaty broke the Mennonite tradition of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and continued her education past eighth grade and graduated from high school, the first to do so in her family. At nineteen years of age, she accepted the position to teach at a parochial school. Later, she resumed a full-time job as a secretary. After a promotion to the office manager, Beaty started classes at Reading Area Community College and earned an Associate Degree to become a Registered Nurse. She began a twenty-year geriatrics career, ending as a Personal Care Home Administrator. After her and her husband relocated to Rock Hill, Beaty began writing her memoir.
Beaty spends her days when she is not writing and creating speaking platforms with her Waterfalls of Grace ministry in various Bible study groups within her church, neighborhood, and community. She volunteers with a nearby retirement community’s programs and hones her writing skills in creative writing classes. Visits with her children and their families are frequent and wonderful times. Beaty looks forward to her speaking engagements with churches, community organizations, and women’s groups so that she can share her story of the gifts of God’s grace throughout her life. She hopes to inspire others to seek to heal from their life storms and to recognize and celebrate the gifts of God’s grace in their own lives. Grace continues to pour out onto Beaty’s life in wondrous ways.