Janelle Anne Hetherington


Janelle Anne Hetherington passed away July 14, 2019 in Cottage Grove, OR at the age of 70. She was born August 18, 1948 in Drain, OR to parents, Dale and Verla (Highley) Payne.  Janelle graduated from Yoncalla High School in 1966, then attended Graceland University in 1970 receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Social Science. She married James Hetherington on December 19, 1969 in Lamoni, IA.  She was an elementary school teacher for 25 years in Kansas City, MO. Janelle enjoyed reading, garage sales and being a foster parent for 18 years. Janelle is a member of the Community of Christ Church in Cottage Grove. She is survived by James Hetherington, her loving husband of 49 ½ years: children; Krissy Morgan and husband Tim, Jonathan Hetherington, Laurie Hetherington, James Hetherington, Steven Hetherington; grandchildren; Alexis Morgan, Milo Morgan, Levi Hetherington; brother, Clayton Payne, all of Cottage Grove; and father Dale Payne and wife Karyle, Stayton, OR. She was Preceded in death by mother, Verla Payne and son, David Hetherington. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Rd, Eugene, OR 97401. Memorial contributions may be made to Outreach International, 112 W. 18thSt., Kansas City, MO, 64108; outreach-international.org.  Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.

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