February 13, 2005
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/16/2005 14:00:00
New Washington, Ohio 2/17/2005 11:00:00
Hope I. Fike, age 87 resident of New Washington, Ohio passed away Sunday, February 13, 2005 at her home. She was born December 9, 1917 to the late Dr. Albert C. and Luetta (Harter) Schafstall and had been a life long New Washington resident. She is 1935 graduate of the former New Washington High School, obtained her B.S in 1939 from Capital University with a double major in Chemistry and Biological Sciences; received her Masters of Nursing Degree in 1942 from Case Western Reserve University; and attended Ashland College for her post graduate teaching certification in 1972.
She married Warren D. Fike on October 10, 1942 by Reverends Paul Gerlach and John Doescher at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death in 1967.
Mrs. Fike was employed at the Ohio Seamless Tube Company in Shelby during WWII and was employed as school nurse and high school classroom teacher for the Buckeye Central School District from 1966 until her retirement in 1998.
She is a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. John’s Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Rizpah Chapter #153 Order of the Eastern Star in Shelby, Past Matron of Sappho Chapter #58 Order of the Eastern Star in Attica, Past Regent of the Hannah Crawford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Bucyrus, Past President of the Crawford County American Heart Assc., Past President of the Buckeye Central Education Assc., and the Alumni Association at both Capital University and Case Western Reserve University.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and David McDiffitt of New Washington; five grandsons, Keith, Shawn, Ryan, Andrew and Joseph McDiffitt.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Joseph Bartczak officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial expressions can be made to the Buckeye Central School Endowment Fund or the St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.