Howard K. Fetters Jr.

Howard K. Fetters Jr. died Wednesday, June 21, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.  He was the husband of Agnesann Mathis with whom he shared 18 years of marriage.

Howard K. Fetters Jr.

Kirk was born in Darby the son of the late Howard Kirk Fetters Sr. and the late Francis (Graff) Fetters, Mr. Fetters was an English teacher at Kennett High School for 37 years, retiring in 2005. Teaching was his passion, however, and he continued to substitute until the end of the 2017 school year.

He was very involved in the local adult theatre group, KATS, and many knew him as “The Dame” in their holiday Pantomimes.  Kirk was respected and loved by all who knew him and he will not soon be forgotten.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Becky Fetters and her husband Robb Fish of Annapolis, Md., and Amy Fetters and her fiancé Tori Urban of Philadelphia.  He will be missed by his two grandsons, Nathan and Liam, and his many nieces and nephews

You are invited to visit with Kirk’s family from 6-9 p..m. Sunday, July 9, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  A memorial service celebrating Kirk’s life will be held for family and friends at noon Monday, July 10 at the Kennett Square Golf & Country Club 100 East Locust Lane Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Contributions in Kirk’s memory may be made to the Kennett Education Foundation (KEF) at PO Box 849 Kennett Square, PA 19348 or to The Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) at PO Box 673, Kennett Square, PA 19348. To view Kirk’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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