Esterina Mary Wike
Esterina Mary Wike, of Galena, Kansas, passed from this life on November 5, 2019, at Galena Nursing Center, she was 87.
She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on April 26, 1932, to Thomas and Mary (McFee) Fusco. She's lived in the area for 30 years coming from Riverside, California.
She married Franklin Thomas Wike and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1986. She worked as a waitress for Sage's Store in California, and also as a nanny and caregiver in the area. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. She attended Calvary Chapel in Joplin, Missouri.
Mrs. Wike is survived by her two sons, David Wike and wife, Sandy, of Galena, Kansas, Andrew Wike and wife, Carol, of North Carolina; one daughter, Cheryl Swanson and husband, Jerry, of Euche, Oklahoma. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and a daughter, Lora Nelson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday November 16, 2019, at Derfelt Funeral Home in Galena, Kansas. The family has entrusted Derfelt Funeral Home for cremation.
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Bill and Conchita Applegate
Nov 17, 2019
Heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family , especially our son-in-law Shaun and his mother Cheryl.
May your dearly departed mother/ grandmother rest in the peace of Christ.
Shaun Applegate-Swanson
Nov 13, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Esterina Mary Wike by Shaun Applegate-Swanson.  Send flowers
Sheryl Hayes
Nov 12, 2019
Vivid Recollections was purchased for the family of Esterina Mary Wike by Sheryl Hayes.  Send flowers
Violet and Jahnee Presley
Nov 12, 2019
Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has a plan for us and it is for good. He has a future and a hope. Esterinas plan has been fulfilled in Christ and her future has begun in the presence of the King! What a comforting thought. So glad that while I did not know her very well here, in eternity I shall. Blessings!
Dale and Charlene Clark
Nov 12, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss. No more tears or pain, and now her mind is restored. I’m thankful for God’s eternal hope that you will see her again.