Janet Patterson Wike


Janet Patterson Wike, 92, went to her heavenly home on June 24, 2019, to be with her Lord Jesus, whom she loved.
She was born in Buffalo, New York, but grew up in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, and was a lifelong Presbyterian.
After graduating from Geneva College, she taught school, worked at Isaly's Dairy, the family business, and was a certified oral reader for recording for the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.
For many years Janet hosted Bible clubs for boys and girls through Child Evangelism Fellowship in New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee, and sold real estate for Crye-Leike Realtors in Memphis.
She served as a volunteer with garden clubs and other organizations, was a passionate, animated, and gifted storyteller, and a member of the Jonesborough, Tennessee, Storyteller Guild and The Memphis Storyteller League.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Richard Wike, and their son, Tommy Wike.
She is survived by sons, David Wike (Barbara) and Steve Wike (Dee Dee); grandchildren, Vivian Wike Miller (Cameron), John Wike, Christopher Wike and Joy Wike; and two great-grandchildren, Mira and C.J. Miller.
A memorial service celebrating Janet's life took place Saturday, July 13, at Commonwealth Assisted Living, 236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Memphis, Attention: Jane V. Walker, 2091 Lee Place, Memphis, TN 38104, or a charity of donor's choice.
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Published on July 19, 2019
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