Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI


Barbara J. Hetherington

September 19, 1923May 31, 2019

Barbara J. Hetherington, age 95, of Milford, passed away May 31, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Carl Raymond Hetherington. Loving mother of Larry Rappuhn, Rita (Douglas) Moore and Peggy Hartman. Proud grandmother of Mark Rappuhn, Jim Rappuhn, Darryl Rappuhn, Danny Rappuhn, Sheila (Chris) Cirefice, Jeff Moore, Lisa Auger, Sherry Halsey, Rebecca (Chuck) Wagner, Sarah (Mike) Rounding and Robby Hartman. Cherished great-grandmother of Amanda, Mariah, Nicholas, Alexander, Katie, Kyle, Cody, Noelle, Emma, Bria, Charlie, Sasha, Asia and D.J. Treasured great-great-grandmother of Elizabeth, Madison and Scotty. Dear sister of Joyce McKay. Barbara was preceded in passing by her parents, Omar and Daisy Knisley, and her siblings, Raymond Knisley and Earl Knisley.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 3, 2019 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm and Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 10:00am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00am at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland. Burial at Highland Cemetery, Highland.


  • Visitation Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Funeral Visitation Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Barbara J. Hetherington

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Kathy Shaffer

June 2, 2019

Aunt Barbara was one of a kind! If you were lucky enough to have her for a relative you know how special she made you feel! She will be missed!

Bonnie Sanchez

June 1, 2019

Sweet Grandma Barbara,
I will always remember what a friendly, kind soul you were. You always had time to ask how others were doing, and always proud of your family.
R.I.P. sweet lady.

Love, Bonnie