Barbara Jean Staats, 77, of Sandyville, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Ravenswood Care Center, following an extended illness.
She was born April 15, 1935, in Ripley, daughter of the late Freeman and Ada Anderson Easter.
She was a licensed practical nurse, as well as a lifelong homemaker.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William D. Staats; brothers, Frank Easter of Ripley and Joe Easter of Millwood; and sister, Shirley Barnette of Ripley.
Surviving are son, Steve Staats (Sandra) of Ripley; granddaughter, Leah Staats of Sandyville; grandson, Joseph Staats of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Frederick Easter of Fairplain; and sister, Christine Pickens of Evans.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor David Fields officiating. Interment will follow the funeral at Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the service on Friday.