Rita Jennings Fieffer

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Rita "Mim" Jennings Fieffer, 68, of 19 Rasada Drive, Weaverville, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Jennings and Frances Davis Jennings Mitchell. Mrs. Fieffer was a member of the second graduating class of Reynolds High School in 1957, a consumate homemaker and a member of the Royal Red Jewels chapter of the Red Hat Society. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Warren W. Fieffer; her daughter, Deb Rice and husband Don of Spotsylvania, VA; her son, Tim Fieffer and wife Lauren of Gainesville, VA; sister, Gelene King and husband Green of Leicester; two brothers, Daniel N. Jennings and wife Vickie of Fletcher, Arlo Jennings and wife Arleen of Arden; five grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer and Jillian Fieffer, Michael and Michele Rice. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Monday at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with the Rev. Arleen Jennings and Missionary Ron Naish officiating. Her family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue and request that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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  1. You will be missed Rita, but now you are in a better place. Your suffering has come to an end and you are now at peace.

  2. Dear Warren, Tim & Deb,
    Our hearts go out to you at this sad time just remember you have people around you that care and are here for you. Rita was a great lady and will be dearly miss by alot of people and remember she will be looking down on you at all times…
    Love Mike & Janet

  3. Dear Warren ‘Romeo’ and Family,

    We are sadden to hear of our precious Rita passing. We will always miss the physical Rita but what a great celebration we will enjoy when we can meet her in heaven. Our hearts are full of good memories of fun, friendship and fellowship we have enjoyed with you and Rita both. Warren, You were an angel, a friend, the most loving and caring husband plus the love of her life. You have lots of great memories but always remember that God gives us one day at a time. He will not bring us to it without bringing us through it. Just remember you are only a phone call away from lots of people around you that care and will be here for you. Rita was a beautiful woman and a ‘Special Royal Red Jewel’. I’m sure she is busy as a little bee starting an extended chapter of Red Hats in Heaven. Rita will dearly be missed by everyone but she will always be there in our hearts.
    Love and Prayers,
    Randy and Melba Queen

  4. I will never forget thinking You & Rita were the most loving couple.Life together must have been such a great adventure.I always loved hearing the stories and the laughter you shared with us at the Salon.I will never forget her.She lit up the room with her smile.Keep telling those great stories of the adventures you shared together.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless.
    Kim Breeding

  5. Dear Warren, Tim & Deb,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

    I will remember Rita’s sparkling personality, how funny and how delightful she was.

  6. Mim:

    I am sorry that it has taken me so long to write in your book, I could not even look at it until now – it is still so painful. As you know I have been trying to keep up my grades and make you proud. I am nearing the end of all the studying and madness, but it just won’t be the same without you there at my graduation. I know you are with our Lord now and no longer in pain and that is what matters most, however it has been so very difficult without you, especially for Poppie, he misses you desperately and so do Tim and I.

    I love you so much Mom, Deb xoxoxoxo

  7. Our sincere sympathy to you on Rita’s passing. May you gain much strength through your precious memories of her and the years you shared together.

    Rita was always so personable and so much fun at the Red Hat meetings. She will certainly be missed.

    June Morris and Kelly Waller

  8. It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of Rita Fieffer’s death.
    I wanted to let you know that my heart is truly saddened.
    She will always remain within our hearts.

    If there is anything that I can do to help you in any way, please do not hesitate to call me at anytime.

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Warren and Family – we were so shocked to hear of Rita’s passing. We know you are heartbroken – she was your best friend. May it help you to know that you and yours are in many peoples prayers and thoughts. May God grant you the peace and courage to forge ahead in the days to come. If there is anything we can do or if you just need to talk, please don’t hesitate.


    Dan and Mary Hayenga

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