Esta Ann Wise, age 83 of Canton, passed away Friday, March 18, 2022, at the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio, from heart complications.
She was born April 30, 1938 in Fairmont, West Virginia, to the late William and Iva Wageley. Esta graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1956 and Fairmont State College in 1960 with a degree in Education. Her teaching career included Louisville School District, Perry School District and retirement from Plain Local Schools. Esta was an avid reader. She was also in the process of writing a book on making learning enjoyable for elementary students in Language. Very creative in her teaching, Esta found ways to bring out the best in her pupils. She never looked at teaching as a job but as a chance to be close and help children. Esta had a gregarious personality, never meeting a stranger. If you were in her area there would be a very good chance she would come up and talk to you. She had a heart of gold and would do whatever she could for others. Obviously, Esta had many loyal friends that kept in constant touch with her. She was loved. Always a smile and a story.
Preceded in death by her parents, one son Jimmy and sister Colleen, Esta is survived by brother William Wageley of North Canton, as well as her very good friend Debbie Hershberger. Also missing her are a host of friends and ex-students too many to mention that kept a constant visual on Esta while she lay in the hospital. She will be missed but the many memories that she brought to us will endure forever. A special mention has to be made to the treatment she received from the staff of Mercy Hospital especially the 8
floor nurses and aides. Thank You.
Per Esta’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no calling hours will be held.