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     Donald Dorin Fetterly, age 92, of Lamar, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Barton County Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

     Don was born March 27, 1920 at Mapleton, Kansas, to George and Mary (Nelson) Fetterly.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Earl Taylor.

     After graduating from Fulton High School in Bourbon County, Kansas, Don worked for the Frisco Railroad in Fort Scott, Kansas.  A month before the declaration of World War II, Don entered the U.S. Navy, serving through 1945 aboard the USS Castor, USS George F. Elliot and USS Aristaeus.  Returning home, he began his long farming career and also worked as a supervisor for Peerless Products in Fort Scott until retiring in 1993.  Always active in his community, Don was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church, Lamar V.F.W., and Lamar Masonic Lodge.  He will be remembered by many for his quick wit and warm smile.

   On June 7, 1951, in Fort Scott, Don married Betty Jean Noggle and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn Garrett, Lamar and Lesa Perkins, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two sisters, Betty Gardella, Sutter Creek, California, and Andressa Clark, Tulsa; seven grandchildren, Jessica Amico, Travis Garrett, Anthony Garrett, Max Bohlken, Wade Johnson, Joe Garrett, and Ashley Garrett; and an especially close friend and neighbor, Bob McManis.

     The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5th at Daniel Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 6th at Lamar United Methodist Church.  A committal service with full military honors will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Respiratory Department of Barton County Memorial Hospital or Lamar United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#16 Woodland Park, COLouise Gilmore LaGreco 2012-04-09 12:02
Mrs. Fetterly, Dawn, and Lesa,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of time spent in your home and church on Sunday mornings in Devon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Sincerely, Louise Gilmore LaGreco
#15 Mapleton, KSMarty & Jolene Crystal 2012-04-06 07:59
Betty, Lesa and Dawn:
May your memories help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Marty, Jolene,
Raylene, Kaylyn & Callie Crystal
#14 Fort Scott, KSJennifer & Phil Quick 2012-04-06 07:08
Lesa, Dawn, & Betty: Was so sorry to hear the news....I have very fond memories of coming to your home in Devon so many years ago...when we were so young, Lesa! Many blessings to you all. Jennifer & Phil Quick
#13 SAM AND CHERYL DOHLE 2012-04-06 06:52
#12 Fort Scott, KansasTim and Anne Emerson -- Devon 2012-04-06 06:22
We moved to Devon, Kansas from the East Coast in April of 1974 and were blessed to know the Fetterly family, one of the first families we met and enjoyed through Devon Days, 4-H and as wonderful salt-of-the-earth friends.

Always open, warm, friendly and involved in their community, we appreciated this friendship and all they did for this community.

The loss you all feel in Lamar was a loss we felt many years ago. We'll keep in our hearts and prayers Betty, Dawn, Lesa, the grandchildren and all who were privileged to know Don as the very special man he was. God bless you all...
#11 Devon KansasCindy Lashley 2012-04-06 05:41
Don was a charter member of our Devon Ruritan club. I got the opportunity to meet him a few years ago at our Ruritans 40th anniversary dinner. He seems like such a wonderful man. He will truly be missed.

Devon Ruritan Club
#10 Fort Scott, KSBetsy Hammons Reichard 2012-04-04 20:50
Dawn, Lesa and Mrs. Fetterly,

My thoughts go back so many years, although it seems not that long ago. So many memories at your home in Devon, spending the night and having so much fun. Your dad was a wonderful man, may God bless you all through this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Love, Betsy Hammons Reichard
#9 Lenexa, KsDoug Ahrens 2012-04-04 12:37
Betty, sorry to hear of Don's passing. Will always remember you and Don at the annual Fulton Alumna dance. Always look forward to seeing you both there. Doug and Carolyn
#8 Potwin, KSSusan Gannon Hanzlicek 2012-04-04 11:58
Miss Betty, I saw Don's obituary in the newspaper and had to write. I did not know him well, but I remember him as a presence in my childhood during the years you were my teacher at Bethel. From the messages, it sounds as though you had a good life together. I wish you peace and comfort as you deal with this loss.
#7 Fort Scott, KSJulia Underwood Brown 2012-04-04 09:57
Some of my fondest memories as a kid were going to Don and Betty's just to visit, or watch them do whatever they were on that particular day. I missed them when they moved, but knew they wanted to be closer to thier family. Love and hugs to you Betty. He's singing in heaven with Grandpa Harper now!

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