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Barbara Lee Herrington

December 2, 1944 — May 31, 2023


Barbara Herrington of Plainwell, MI passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the age of 78. She was born on December 2, 1944, in Saylersville, Kentucky, the daughter of Charles & Grace (Howard) Fitzpatrick.

She grew up in Orangeville and graduated from Martin Schools in 1962. She met Daniel Herrington through friends, and they were married on September 21,1974.  They were married for 48 years before he passed away on April 24, 2023.

Barb was a Hairdresser and owned her own salon for almost 20 years. She loved to do crafts and was very talented. She would do as many craft shows as she could. 

More than anything Barb loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She never missed an event or opportunity to spend time with them. 

Barb is preceded in her passing by her parents and siblings: Etoyla, Della, Joe, Bonnie, Donna and Rick.

Left to cherish Barb’s loving memory is her children: Budd (Kimberly) Hybels, Brad (Aimee) Herrington; grandchildren: Alex and Emma Herrington, and Skyra, Grace, and Blake Hybels; siblings: Henry, Rose, Paul, Faye, Carol and Patsey as well as her sister-in-law Sally (Clarence) Collison and numerous nieces and nephews.

In accordance with the family’s wishes a public visitation will take place at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080, on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Following the visitation, Barb will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery of Orangeville Township, MI on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. Following the committal service at the cemetery a luncheon will be held at the Orangeville Township Hall.

Memorials made in Barb’s memory may be directed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3030. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

While at please take time to sign Barb’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Herrington family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Lee Herrington, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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