Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 for Ruth Anne Stagg at St. Landry Catholic Church. Father James Brady will officiate the Mass. Visitation will be held at St. Landry Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Rosary will be prayed at 11:30 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ruth Anne Stagg, age 72 and a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018.
Ruth was a graduate of AIC and attended Northwestern State University receiving a B.S. in Nursing. She was employed by TH Harris Technical Vocational School for 30 years teaching Nursing. Ruth was an associate of The Marianite Order. She enjoyed traveling with her sister and friends. Ruth will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by a host of cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Thomas Stagg and Loretta Bourgeois Stagg; and sister, Kathleen Marie Stagg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Marianites of Holy Cross at 21388 Smith Rd. Covington, LA 70435.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
My condolences to Ruth's family. Ruth and I went all through grade school and high school together and remained friends over the years. She was always a jolly soul and a pleasure to be around. She will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace, Ruth.
Janet Britt BurleighGrand Prairie, LA
My heart breaks with the news of the death of a dear friend and Teacher. My condolences to the family. God has come for his precious Angel. Rest dear one.
Georgia FordOpelousas, LA
What a beautiful soul. I was fortunate enough to visit recently with Ruth at physical therapy. She love to share about her travels and the "good ole days"
May she rest in peace in Heaven !!
Lois Glasscock Boagni
Lois BoagniOpelousas, LA
Four years ago I enjoyed getting to know Ruth while on a trip to England and Scotland. What a special lady! My condolences to family and friends.
Jane SimpsonOpelousas, LA
So sad too hear of the loss of this wonderful lady. Ms. Ruth was one of my nursing instructors many years ago. She was a kind and caring person with excellent teaching skills. She was a good friend of my mom’s and they taught together also. Prayers for her soul to Rest In Peace with our Lord.
Barbara Herpin LeBlancOpelousas, LA
Adding my prayers and love,
Maurice E. BrownPlaquemine, LA
Evelyn an I send our sincere condolence on Ruth's passing. She was a delight to travel with any our occasional dining out experiences.
JAMES E BERTRANDABILENE, TX
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in God's word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.
L Gray, MD
She was one of my nursing instructor. She was truly an amazing person. God bless her and her family. She will be missed.
Miss Ruth taught nursing with my mom. She was a wonderful teacher and a special person. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Jolene GremillionOpelousas, LA
My heartfelt condolences to the Stagg Family. Ms. Stagg was my teacher who pushed me to the best of my abilities. Thank you for everything. God has gained another angel... T.H.Harris LPN Graduate
Chantel Robinson LPNOpelousas, LA
I was blessed to have had Ms Stagg as a nursing instructor at th harris 1995. She told me that i needed to go back to school to become an RN. It took me several years but i did it. She was the best, loved and appreciated by many. Her compassion, love for nursing and education, and knowledge will live on through the many nurses that she taught. Rest in peace Ms Stagg. You will forever be remembered. Condolences to her family.
Tammy HouserBryson city, NC
My heartfelt condolences to the Stagg family for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the promise of the resurrection, (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) from Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18), and that he will sustain and strengthen you all at this time to endure not only this trial but future ones as well, whatever they may be.
Shelia RousseauSAINT MARTINVILLE, LA