Rev. Carol Fetty (nee Cotton), 88, died September 26, 2011. She was the surviving spouse of Rev. Bernard Fetty who died in January 2011.
Rev. Carol Fetty served in the following churches in the United Methodist Church: Brethren 1955, 1956 Mulliken (local pastor), Brethren 1957, Coral/Amble UMC 1958. She also served in the United Church of Christ. In 1961, Rev. Carol Fetty was one of the first women ordained as an Elder in the denomination.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Clark Retirement Community Chapel located at 1551 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, (616) 452-1568. Visitation will take place at 9:30am, prior to the memorial service. Light refreshments will be provided.
Arrangements are being handled by the Pedersen Funeral Home, Rockford, MI.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Benevolent Fund at Clark Retirement Community, 1551 Franklin, SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
Condolences may be sent care of Rev. Fetty’s daughter, Judith L. Fox at her home address: 6531 Wood Dora, Caledonia, MI 49316.
A complete obituary will be posted in the Grand Rapids Press on Thursday, September 29. It is also available on the funeral home’s website: