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  • Obituary: Vesta M. Wicke

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