Marcella (Butterbaugh) Hougland , 75 of Chillicothe died 11:34 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at OSU Wexner Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was born April 21, 1945, in Ross County, to the late Ben and Dollie Howard Keeton. On April 16, 1961, she married Clarence Butterbaugh who died May 27, 1991 and on October 20, 2007 she married Melvin E. Hougland who died March 6, 2013.
Marcella is survived by children, Franklin Butterbaugh and companion Tracy Free, of Chillicothe, Lisa (Bill) Davis, of Londonderry, and Melissa (Jim) Riehle, of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Trina Butterbaugh, Aaron Secrest, Summer Secrest, Franklin (Kynlin) Butterbaugh, Nicholi Butterbaugh, Christian Butterbaugh, Greg Cochenour, Andrea (Carrie) Kerns, Rachael Smith, Deibre Stout, Whitney Davis, Destiny (Aaron) Varble, Audreanna Copper, Miranda Cook, Jordan Cook, James Riehle Jr., and Hannah Riehle; she was known as Gi Gi to her several great grandchildren; and a great great granddaughter, brothers: Gene (Susan) Keeton of Piketon and Gary “Johnny” Keeton of Chillicothe, sisters: Stella Hughes of Chillicothe, Betty Renchen, both of Chillicothe and Mari (Russ) Ledbetter, of Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Dustin Riehle.
Marcella was a crossing guard for Chillicothe City Schools for 35 years.
A Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Delbert Allison officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.
You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com
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