Family Angry Queens Woman Left Estate to Doomsday Predictor

Saturday, Jun 4, 2011  |  Updated 12:07 PM EDT
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The family of a Queens woman who passed away last year is reportedly furious that she left $250,000 of her estate to debunked doomsday pastor Harold Camping.

Before she died, Doris Schmitt, of Rosedale, told her nieces she planned to give the massive gift to Camping's Christian broadcast, the Family Radio World Wide, according to the Daily News.

Camping had predicted that on May 21, 2011 the “rapture” would occur; Jesus would return to Earth and the righteous would fly to heaven. That did not happen.

Schmitt died before Camping’s doomsday prophesy fizzled.

"My whole family was mad and upset,"  said Eileen Heuwetter, 64.   "If it had been a cancer organization, fine. God bless them. But \[Camping's\] just not a good person," she told the paper.

According to the paper, Schmitt's life was marked by tragedy.
 

One of her sons died of cancer at the age of 16 and the other struggled with drugs and alcohol.
The widow turned to Family Radio for comfort, Heuwetter said.

"It became her entire life," Heuwetter, Jupiter, Fla., said Friday.

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