Jetta Ries Fete, of Wadsworth, OH, passed away unexpectedly on July 11th, 2016, at the age of 64.

Jetta is survived by her husband, Robert Fete; her daughters, Myra Taylor (Brian), Anita Crews (Anthony), and Emma Fete; granddaughter Olivia Crews; siblings Jacqueline Bendel, Janet Scott (Bill), and Tom Ries (Debbie); siblings-in-law Janelle Ries and Charlene and Frank Lange; and many nieces, nephews, beloved friends and colleagues. She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Myrtle Ries; parents-in-law, Russell and Anita Fete; brothers William and Kenneth Ries; brother-in-law Marvin Bendel; and sisters-in-law Bonnie Ries and Margaret Fete.

Jetta was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, on October 26, 1951. She graduated from the University of Akron in 1973 with a degree in English and later earned her Master’s in Education from the same institution. For the last 15 years, she taught English at the Medina County Career Center. She was an ardent believer in the power and importance of literature in exploring humanity and the meaning of life. She spent the majority of her career endeavoring to instill these values in the hundreds of students who passed through her classroom. Jetta was enduringly thoughtful, generous, and caring. She always went out of her way to celebrate her friends’ and family’s achievements, prepared for any unexpected guest with a spare gift under the tree at Christmas, and was the first to knock on your door before you even knew you needed her. Her greatest joys were her daughters, whose successes and happiness fueled her days. In the past month, she celebrated an extraordinary 40 years of marriage to her best friend and lifelong love, Robert. Jetta was fierce. She was strong. She loved deeply and was deeply loved, and she will be missed immensely.

Calling hours will be Friday, July 15th, from 5pm-8pm at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home in Wadsworth, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16th, at 10am, also at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you take a moment to hug your spouse, children, friends, and family as time waits for no one and each moment is precious.