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KATHRYN ANN KIKER WIGGLESWORTH (nee Worth) Age 80; Left this world to be with God on October 28th, 2018. Born December 23, 1937;
Beloved wife of Tom Wigglesworth and the late Russell Kiker; dear sister of John (Gay) Worth; devoted mother of Scott (Sharon), Jay (Kari), Steve (Katie) and dear stepmom of Tommy (Katie), cherished Mimi of Max, McKenna, Caroline, Ben, Landon, Libby and Lillian, all of whom she adored with unending abundance.
Katie was an extraordinary fierce educator of children, growing up in Milroy, Indiana, she received her college degree from Indiana University and the University of Michigan and her Masters Degree from Kent State University. She taught in the Shaker Schools for twenty years, where she was instrumental in establishing the Gifted Student Program, and was a trailblazer for the Verona Schools, outside Madison, Wisconsin for ten years. While in Wisconsin, Katie was nominated for the Wisconsin’s “Teacher of the Year” award. After retiring, her passion for teaching continued as she tutored children well into her 70’s. Katie was a “forever optimist”, loyal friend, cheerleader for the underdog, who truly lived her life to the fullest. Her gift of gab brought everyone she encountered a sense of ease and joy to their heart.
The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in her name to the Summer’s Best Two Weeks Camp, (SB2W.org) 111 Lake Gloria Rd., Boswell, PA 15531 or to The Church of The Saviour Foundation, c/o The Church of The Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118, where Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10th at 1:30 PM. A reception will immediately follow the service at the Chagrin Valley Athletic Club.
FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH FROM 4-6 PM.