Lynda Pike

Obituary of Lynda Taft Pike

Lynda Taft Pike, 82, of Dade City, FL, passed away Monday, January 29, 2024 peacefully with her family by her side, in the River Oaks Health Care Center, Clarksburg, WV. Lynda with a "Y" was born December 22,1941, in Erie, PA, a daughter of the late Joseph Bosier and Vera (Pattan) Taft. She graduated from Academy High School and went on to Grove City College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She met Edward J. King, also of Erie, in college. They married and welcomed their only child, Barbara Lynn (King) Wilfong in Charleston, WV. Lynda enjoyed a long career in public education (1963-2002). She was an elementary school teacher in the North Hills township of Pittsburgh, PA, Charleston, WV and Summersville, WV. After receiving her master's degree in education, she then held elementary school principal positions in Frametown and Flatwoods, WV and finally Erie, PA. Lynda has been a best friend to many. She remained very involved with her Sigma, Sigma, Sigma sorority sisters and treasured her many friendships made throughout her life. Her laugh and smile were amazing! It's hard to think of Lynda and not think of her knitting. Many of us are lucky enough to have an afghan, socks, baby sweater or dish cloth. Although she participated in many activities, by far her most treasured moments were those with her family, especially time spent with her grandchildren. She was truly their greatest cheerleader. Lynda married her beloved husband, Rev. Winston Evans Pike Sr. in 2005. They resided at Traveler's Rest in Dade City, FL. They enjoyed many travels together, most notably a 3 1/2 month trip to Alaska. Lynda was always very active in her church, where training to be a Stephen Minister was a highlight. She enjoyed handbells, choir, and many summers with her husband and family at Camp Sychar. She also served many years on the board of Summersville Memorial Hospital and participated in Women's Clubs and Garden Clubs. Lynda is survived by her devoted husband of 18 years, Winston E. Pike Sr, of Lancaster, KY, and his 4 children; Winston E. Pike Jr (Teresa Martin-Pike), Brad Pike (Teri Pike), Alan Pike (Kyla Pike) and Angel Pike Herdus (Matt Herdus) also 13 bonus Pike grandchildren and 14 bonus great grandchildren. She is also survived by her daughter, Barbara King Wilfong (Dr. J. Byron Wilfong lI) and 2 grandchildren, Dr. John B. Wilfong Ill and Anna Lynn Wilfong all of Bridgeport, WV. In addition to her parents, Lynda is preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Pattan Taft. The family would like to thank the staff at River Oaks. Words can simply not express their appreciation for the care, support and love that they and Lynda received always. Memorial Contributions may be made to: or write to: CAMP SYCHAR P.O. Box 241326 Lyndhurst, OH. 44124 (440)336-3523. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ford Funeral Home, 215 E. Main Street, Bridgeport, WV 26330. A private family service will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 with Rev. Dr. Ken Ramsey officiating. Interment of ashes will follow this spring, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie, PA. Online condolences may be made to the family at