Ardella G. Butterbaugh Staats

September 14, 1927 ‒ December 13, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Ardella G. Butterbaugh Staats, 91, left quietly to her spirit home on December 13, 2018.  She was steadfast in her faith and was ready for the journey.

Born September 4, 1927 to JB and Sadie Butterbaugh.  She spent most of her life in central Ohio. Ardella was a registered nurse and was in the last class of Nurse Cadets in WW2 to graduate from Riverside White Cross in Columbus. She was given the privilege of going on an Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2013.  She spent 28 years as an independent sales person for Stanley Home Products.

Survived by children, Frank Staats and Cindy (Ed) Little.  Grandchildren – David (Tina) Little, Kristina Reed, Michelle Staats, Tony Staats, Melissa (Steve) Coburn – 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, siblings Romota Ridenour, Gay Hedges and Joseph Butterbaugh.

Proceeded in death by husband, Ralph House, ex-husbands Russell L. Staats and Willard Donahey, son Russell A. Staats, great-grandson Donavan Little, brothers Dale, George and Raymond Butterbaugh, sisters Bonnie Butterbaugh, Dora Arras, Jearlee Spurgeon and Neva Louis and special friend Eugene Brown.

Family will have a private service.  Anyone wishing to, please send contributions to Kindred Hospice, 1199 Delaware Ave, Suite 102A Marion, Ohio 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Ardella’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


  • I am so sorry to hear of Great Aunt Ardella’s passing. I loved her greatly and will always cherish my memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Cindy, Frank, and family,
    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing my thoughts are with your family.

  • Cindy, Frank and family:
    I am sorry for your loss and praying for God’s peace for you all! I spent so many good days at your house and tagged along on a few Stanley adventures. Your mom was a wonderful woman!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I was proud to be her guardian on Honor Flight in
    April 2013 and know she was very excited for the chance to see the memorials in DC. I have a lot of pictures from that flight and she looked like she enjoyed every minute. Thanks for letting me know. You are in my thoughts and prayers.