Rita Faye (née Yost) Feess

Rita F. Feess, age 79, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2018. She was born on August 2, 1938 in Wadsworth, Ohio, to the late Wallace & Helen (née Sylvester) Yost.

She was an active lifelong resident of Granger Township and a graduate from Highland High School in 1956. On September 14, 1956, she married her late husband John Roger Feess.

Rita will be especially remembered for her stylish fashion apparel, graciousness, and generosity. She enjoyed crocheting, music concerts on the Medina Square, and baking wonderful tasting food dishes, desserts and especially her cookies for family, social, community and church gatherings.

She was employed for 28 years at Granger Township, most recently as Sexton. Previously, she had been employed by Medina County Achievement Center, Highland Local Schools, Medina Old Phoenix Bank, Sangmon Greeting Cards, and BF Goodrich in either food services or administrative positions. Also, Rita served the public for 41 years at the Granger precinct polling booth for Medina County Board of Elections.

Rita was a longtime member and active volunteer of the Granger Historical Society, Granger United Methodist Church, Medina Farm Bureau Council, Medina County Recreational Center, Friends of Medina County Parks, Bi-Monthly Luncheon with Woman Classmates and Seniors of Hinckley. She caringly volunteered at the Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital during the last 8 years.

She will be dearly missed by her loving daughters Sharon Kay Feess of Houston, Texas and Sandra Louise (née Feess) Cawthorn, son-in-law Dennis Cawthorn, & granddaughter Rebecca Ann Cawthorn of Hinckley, Ohio and grandson Adam Scott Dyer of Cumberland, Maryland.  Also, she will be missed by her sister Brenda (née Yost) & Norman Haumesser, Nieces & Nephews: Bruce & Linda Winter, Robert & Cheryl Jensik, Paul & Vicky (Haumesser) Wagner, Susan Haumesser, Robert & Patricia (Haumesser) Schaedel, Mary Lou (Haumesser) Cassidy, Alan & Paula Hausmesser, Brother-in-Law: Charles (“Pat) Jensik and all her cousins. Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years John Roger Feess, and her parents, Wallace & Helen (née Sylvester) Yost.

Visitation and refreshments in the community room: Friends may join the family on Tuesday, October 10, 2018 at -5 pm and 6-8 pm at Waite & Sons Funeral Home, 765 North Court St. Medina, Ohio 44256.  Also, visitation for one hour prior to the funeral service at the Granger United Methodist church.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 11, 2018 at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road. Medina Ohio 44256, followed with interment at Granger Fairview Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome to return to the church for food, and gathering.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medina Community Band Association, P.O. Box 1477, Medina Ohio 44258-1477 or to Rita’s longtime church family at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Rd. Medina, Ohio 44256.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Western Reserve Masonic Community, her friends from the Medina Hospital volunteers, her neighbors and her friends for their caring help and support.