OBITUARY

Rebecca Allman Schoenfeld

February 20, 1953February 24, 2019
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Rebecca (Beckie) Allman Schoenfeld passed away peacefully at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Feb 24, 2019 at the age of 66.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth; her brother, Richard Allman Jr. and sister-in-law, Deborah Allman of Battle Creek, Michigan; and her nieces and nephews: Andrea, Trey, Danielle, and Eric. She is also survived by her former husband and co-parent in raising their daughter, Philip Schoenfeld. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard Allman Sr. and Noella Allman of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Rebecca was born on Feb 20, 1953 in Battle Creek. She graduated from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan in 1974 and went on to earn her Master’s of Arts from Central Michigan University in 1981. After moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Rebecca worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as a sales representative, where she received many awards for her outstanding work.

In 2000, she welcomed her daughter, Elizabeth, who was truly the joy of her life. She was inspired by her desire to be the best possible “Mom” and raised Elizabeth to be a mature, poised, and loving daughter, who has excelled at academics, volleyball, and service as the leader of a high school tutoring program. Elizabeth currently matriculates at the University of California-Berkeley.

Beckie was a fierce fighter during her long battle with cancer and was determined to see Elizabeth graduate from high school and begin college. She loved to travel and introduce Elizabeth to the cultures of Italy, France, and Great Britain. One of her most memorable experiences was attending a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia with Elizabeth. Beckie was also a dedicated member of her sorority, Alpha Sigma Tau, and loved to enjoy time with her sorority sisters. She was a tireless supporter of Elizabeth’s academics and athletics. She was always the first to volunteer to help in the classroom and loved catering food for Elizabeth’s volleyball teams.

A visitation is scheduled on Feb 25 from 4-8pm at Muehlig Funeral Home in Ann Arbor. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Feb 26 at Muehlig Funeral Home and will be immediately followed by a reception there. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Beckie’s life. Beckie will then be interred at Memorial Gardens Cemetary in Battle Creek next to her parents. Condolences can be sent to Elizabeth Schoenfeld at 3193 Asher Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104.

The family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice Service as well as her dear friends, Amal and Gregory Dalack, Gloria and Karl Frankena, Caroline Wunderlich, Kerry Hugley, her friends from INI, and all of her sorority sisters at Alpha Sigma Tau for their generous support during Beckie’s long battle with cancer.

  • FAMILY

  • Elizabeth Schoenfeld, Daughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Amal Dalack
  • Deborah Devine
  • Philip Schoenfeld
  • Richard Allman
  • Gloria Frankena
  • Danielle Allman

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Rebecca Allman Schoenfeld

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FL Louise

March 2, 2019

I am deeply sorry to learn of the loss of Rebecca. Her memory will not be forgotten. Speak of her often and cherish your many happy times together. May you be comforted in knowing that God has promised to end sickness and death forever. As Rev 21:4 says, "He will wipe all tears from their eyes, and death, mourning, outcry and pain will be no more." Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Kym La Gattuta

February 25, 2019

Dear Elizabeth & Phil,
I am so very sorry for your great loss. May peace and love surround you during this difficult time.
With all of my heart.
Sincerely, Kym

Judith Lynch-Sauer

February 25, 2019

Dear Liz, my heart goes out to you at the loss of your Mother. I have such fond memories of the many talks we had over the years while picking up our mail or when she walked her dog. She was always so upbeat and funny - I really missed her during her last illness and will continue to miss her each time I walk in the neighborhood.
Judy Lynch-Sauer

Diana & Wayne Wong/Millette

February 25, 2019

Dear Liz and Phil,
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. On behalf of our family, we hold you in our prayers for comfort and love. Becky always provided much cheer and fun. She was the best cheer leader and most wonderful fan for our girls' volleyball teams. Her generosity of spirit and care will always be remembered.
Please know you always have a home here with us in Ann Arbor.
Much love, Diana, Wayne, Maya, and family

Caroline Wunderlich

February 24, 2019

To Becky's family,
I will always remember Becky's infectious smile. She was upbeat and approached life with humor. She will be missed.
Deepest sympathies to Liz, Becky's entire family and extended family,
Caroline Wunderlich

Andrea Varner

February 24, 2019

Dear Liz,
I just want you to know that I feel so blessed to have had your Mom as my sorority sister and friend. She filled my life with laughter and love. Although I cannot be there with you and your family, please know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the life of this amazing woman.
Sincerely,
Andrea Devine Varner


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