The Reverend Karol Lea Wanamaker Faasse, age 72, of Gloversville, New York, died on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville following an illness.
Karol was born on June 14, 1949 in Suffern, New York, the daughter of Kenneth and Mae (Frey) Wanamaker. Upon graduating from Suffern High School, she moved from New York and dedicated the majority of her life to Christian ministry. She was a member of The Missionary Church International, and enjoyed writing, music, and playing her piano. Having spent her life living from as far west as Texas to as far east as Germany, she moved back to upstate New York to live closer to her mother and sisters in her final years.
Karol is survived by her mother Mae Catherine Smith; her children Michelle R. Faasse Phillips and Scott Faasse; her sisters Beverly and Valerie; her step-sisters Pamela, Yvonne, Amber, and Peggy; and several beloved nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her father Kenneth LeRoy Wanamaker; her sister Barbara; and her step-brother Carlyle.
Interment will take place privately at the convenience of Karol’s family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Karol’s memory online at The Ministry Church International: www.tmciworld.com.
The staff of Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home is honored to be assisting Karol’s family through this difficult time.