James Craig Hetherington

James Craig Hetherington, resident of Cottage Grove passed away September 13, 2019 in Portland, OR at the age of 69. He was born September 11, 1950 in Leon, IA to parents Willard A. Hetherington and Mara Lea (Scott) Hetherington. Jim graduated from North Marion Highschool in Citra, FL, before going on to earn his BA in Business Administration from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA in 72. He married Janelle Anne Payne on December 19, 1969 in Lamoni, IA. They were married for nearly 50 years. Jim owned several restaurants throughout his career, including The Wagon Wheel in Lamoni, IA; Hetherington’s Deli in Independence, MO; and the Gateway Inn in Drain, OR. He was a loving foster parent, motorcycle enthusiast, and loved to cook barbeque for his friends and family. He was a deacon in the Community of Christ Church. He is survived by children; Krissy Morgan and husband Tim, Laurie Hetherington, Jonathan Hetherington, Steven Hetherington, James Hetherington; grandchildren; Alexis Morgan, Milo Morgan, Levi Hetherington; Brother John Hetherington of Rogersville, MO, and sister Joy Pearson of Grandview, MO. He was preceded in death by his wife Janelle Hetherington and son, David Hetherington. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm September 28, 2019 at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Rd, Eugene, OR 97401. The family asks that donations be made to UNOS.COM. Light refreshments served after the service.  Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.