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Ruth Fetter

July 18, 1935 — January 16, 2024

Cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ruth peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024, surrounded by family in Windsor, Colorado. Born in Newark, Ohio, on July 18th, 1935, she filled the lives of those around her with love and kindness.

She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Francis Fetter, daughter Anne Marie Fetter, great-grandson Jett Thomas Fetter, parents Guy & Rosella Hillis, sister Margaret (Charles) Franks, and brother Donald Franks.

Ruth is survived by her sons William Fetter and his wife Linda, James Fetter and his wife Jeanine, grandchildren Jennifer (Kevin) Poppe, Sophia (Thomas) Kelly, Lindsay (Kalin) Hicks, Thomas B (Maria) Fetter, Nicole (David Dondlinger) Fetter, Olivia (Ryan) Taylor, Victoria Fetter, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Norma (Kenny) Rauch and brother-in-law Charles Franks.

Ruth had a deep love for music, she was a skilled pianist and sang in the church choir. She was an avid golfer, volunteer at the hospital, and skilled gardener, who prided her self on her landscaping. Ruth applied her creativity while helping Tom as the advertising director at TCI. However, her greatest love was her family. She loved to play games with her sons, their wives and her grandchildren. She is fondly remembered for her prowess at her favorite card game Euchre. A devoted Grandma, she doted on her grandchildren often making root beer floats, pies, cowboy and tiger cookies. She was a longtime parishioner at St Edwards in Granville and she and Tom wanted to share their love for the church by donating to the church’s Baptismal Font and rebuild. 

Ruth Hillis Fetter will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandmother who truly cared about others. May her soul rest in eternal peace with her husband Tom, daughter Anne Marie, and all those loved and lost.

In lieu of flowers Ruth’s family ask that you please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at or in honor of her great-grandson Jett, Children’s Mercy Hospital at
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