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Death of Carol Schantz’s mother

We were saddened to learn of the death of Carol Schantz’s mother, Margaret Allen. Carol is married to Steve Schantz who pastors GCI churches in Melbourne and Orlando, Florida. We received this announcement from Steve.

Carol Schantz with her mother
Carol Schantz with her mother

My wife Carol’s mother, Margaret Allen, passed on Saturday evening, May 9 after a four-month-long battle with liver cancer. She was 81 years old and surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the time of her death.

Carol is spending time at her mother’s home helping her brothers and family sort through and process the loss—it will take time for all of us. A host of friends and neighbors attended her funeral last week near her home in Springville, Alabama. As I glanced around the funeral parlor I recognized several former WCG pastors and members—ones who were friends of Margaret in the Birmingham, Alabama church: Bruce and Phyllis Gore, Rick and Angela Beam, and Dave Dobson. Her current pastor, Tom Kirkpatrick, delivered the funeral message, and it was my privilege to open with prayer and introduce special music performed by four of Margaret’s grandchildren.

My wife Carol and I want to express our deep appreciation for your prayers for us and for Margaret’s family over these past few months.

Cards may be sent to:

Steve and Carol Schantz
1799 Mallard Lake Rd
Viera, FL 32940-6768

5 thoughts on “Death of Carol Schantz’s mother”

  1. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom, and know that she will be dearly and lovingly missed by you and your family, as well as all of the extended family members.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, AL

  2. Dear Steve and Carol,Surely goodness and mercy have followed Margaret all the days of her life and she lives in the house of the Lord forever. How comforting to know she is absent from the body present with the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Love, Richard and Joyce.

  3. 2 Cor 1:3 Blessed be GOD, even the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the FATHER of mercies and the GOD of all Comfort.

    We pray for GOD to show HIMSELF mighty in your lives as you adjust to the emptiness and void left by your loved one.

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