Mary E. Fetter

May 12, 1914 ‒ June 05, 2012

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary E. Fetter, age 98, died Tuesday evening, June 5 with family at her side. She was born May 12, 1914 in Richland County to the late Ada and Ralph Crowe. She graduated from North Robinson High School in 1932.

On July 5, 1935, she married Clarence E. Fetter. They were married for 54 years prior to his death in August 1989. A member of First Baptist Church, Mary taught Sunday School for various ages for 60 years, including 25 years as the Teacher of “The Exceptional Class”, a countywide Christian Education program sponsored by First Baptist for youth with disabilities.

She loved preparing meals, and was noted within the family and church congregation for her culinary skills, especially breads, pies and cookies.

Mary provided care and assistance to many people, and enrolled among the first Volunteer Classes given by Hospice of Knox County.

Most of all she loved her Lord and Savior, her family and friends, reading, quilting, gardening, jig saw puzzles, peanuts and homemade ice cream!

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by siblings, Esther and Bill, and sons-in-law, David Bell and Art Connell.

She is survived by her three daughters Norma Jean (Robert) McFarland of Ballston Lake, NY; Joyce Bell of Mount Vernon; and Esther Connell of Pickerington; grandchildren Sherry (Kelly) Clark, Shelly McFarland, Bob (Carole) McFarland Jr., Curt (Pam) McFarland; Diane Henwood, Debra Henwood, Chris (Kathie) Henwood; Tim Mumaw, Vonda (Kenny) Morris, and Eric Mumaw; great grandchildren Whitney and Ryan Clark, Myles McFarland, Claire and Charlotte McFarland.

The family will receive guests at First Baptist Church, 303 South Edgewood Road, on Friday, June 8 at 1:00pm, with the funeral service at 2:00pm. Pastor Bob Hendrix will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the Staff of the Ohio Eastern Star Health Care Center, who for the past 8 ½ years cared compassionately for their mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, Mary requested donations be made to the Women’s Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church, 303 South Edgewood, Mount Vernon.

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