Vesta M. Wicke, 74, North Newton, Kan., formerly of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Vesta M. Wicke, 74, of North Newton, Kan., formerly of Augusta,  passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta; service 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Augusta. Graveside service at 3 p.m. Monday at Byard Cemetery in Deer Creek, Okla. Vesta was born in Blackwell, Okla. on May 10, 1939, to the late Freeda (Luckert) and Paul E Wicke. She worked as a home economics teacher for Augusta Middle and High School. Vesta was responsible for starting ladies competitive sports at Bethel College and volleyball at Augusta Jr./Sr. High.

She is survived by: brother, Glenn Wicke and wife Sandra of Deer Creek, Okla.; sister, Elsie Flaming of North Newton, Kan.; nephews, Kevan and Garth Flaming, and niece, Susan Wicke.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wicke-Flaming Scholarship Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Augusta, or Wicke-Flaming Scholarship Fund at Bethel College in North Newton, KS.