Joan Crissy Gerau |
April 23rd, 1931 - November 27th, 2014 83 Years
Joan Crissy Gerau, 83,
Lakeland, Joan Crissy Gerau, passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at LRMC of complications from a fall. She was 83 years old at her death. She was born in Tyrone, PA on April 23, 1931, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pressley Josiah Crissy. She was the mother of four children: Deborah Marie Gerau, Lakeland, Fl, Pressley Wade Gerau, Victorville, CA, Jeffrey Lynn Gerau (deceased) and Don – Richard Gerau (deceased) .She had 14 grandchildren and 1 ... Read more
Margaret Ann McLaughlin |
September 9th, 1921 - November 23rd, 2014 93 Years
Margaret Ann McLaughlin, 93
Lakeland- Ms. Margaret Ann McLaughlin died on November 23, 2014 at Hawthorne Inn due to natural causes. Margaret was born on September 9, 1921 to William J. McLaughlin and Anne V. McMinamin in Spring Valley, WI. She is survived by her longtime friend and companion of 70 years Beatrice Dierling, Brother, James McLaughlin of Minneapolis, sister-in-law Margaret Susan McLaughlin of Lakeland and several nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paren ... Read more
John F. Jankowich |
September 3rd, 1942 - November 22nd, 2014 72 Years
John F. Jankowich, 72
Lakeland- Mr. John F. Jankowich died on November 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa due to a stroke. He was born September 3, 1942 in West Easton, PA. to Hedwig (nee Fandl) and John E. Jankowich (deceased). The four loves of his life were God, family, friends and education and he used those blessings to help others. He was an educator with degrees from East Stroudsburg and Kutztown in PA. John taught English, British Literature and Mythology for over 30 y ... Read more
Ann S. Matthews |
May 26th, 1922 - November 19th, 2014 92 Years
ANN S. MATTHEWS, 92
Ann S. Matthews, 92, passed away November 19, 2014, due to cancer.
Elizabeth Ann was born May 26, 1922, in Clarksville, Florida, the daughter of James Inman Smith and Anna Lee Attaway Smith. With her family, she came to Lakeland shortly after she was born.
Ann worked in the insurance industry for 30 years and was Polk County Insurance Woman of the Year in 1968. She served as a PTA secretary at Dixieland Elementary and Southwest Junior High and Cu ... Read more
Marjorie E. Scott |
June 22nd, 1922 - November 16th, 2014 92 Years
Marjorie E. Scott, 92, died at home on November 16, 2014 due to natural causes. Visitation is on November 21, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on November 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more
Marino Hernandez Jr. |
July 29th, 1983 - November 16th, 2014 31 Years
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles. I’ve only gone to rest for a while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and
given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a while. As long as I have the love of you, I can live my life in the ... Read more
Freeman Junior Strickland |
August 24th, 1936 - November 15th, 2014 78 Years
Freeman Junior Strickland, 78
Lakeland- Mr. Freeman Strickland, born August 24,1936, in Brundidge, AL, passed away due to heart attack on November 15, 2014, in Lakeland, FL.
The son of Sam Carroll and Ida Bell Moore Strickland, he was the fifth of their six boys, and the tenth of their twelve children. He is survived by: Virginia, his devoted wife of 58 years; his sons Tony, Jerry and David; his grandchildren Anthony, Caity, Chris, Jeremy, Erin, San ... Read more
Dolores Wood McManus |
July 25th, 1929 - November 15th, 2014 85 Years
DOLORES WOOD MCMANUS, 85
Lakeland, Dolores Wood McManus, died on November 15, 2014 of natural causes. Dolores Wood McManus affectionately known as “The Boss”, was called by the Lord Almighty to heaven. Born in Bridgeport, Conn. to Permelia and Peter Brewster she graduated from Harding HS, attended Arnold College while majoring in PE and a member of the gymnastics team. She actively served her church, St. Andrew’s of Bpt., Ct. as an officer of the Rosary Confraternity. Sh ... Read more
Constance Lloyed Erb |
April 10th, 1935 - November 13th, 2014 79 Years
CONSTANCE LLOYD ERB, 79
Lakeland, Ms. Constance ‘Connie’ Erb passed away on November 13, 2014 at Highlands Lake Center in Lakeland, FL after an arduous and fierce fight over nearly half her lifetime with MS.
Connie was born in Hazelton, PA, to Josephine and Grier Lloyd, Welsh immigrants, but claimed Chattanooga, TN as home. Ms. Erb attended the University of Tennessee and has cheered on the orange and white ever since.
Connie moved to Rockledge, FL where she ... Read more
Karen Ruth Eefting Hardin |
November 1st, 1934 - November 12th, 2014 80 Years
Karen Ruth Eefting Hardin, 80
Karen Ruth Eefting Hardin, 80, passed away peacefully from complications from surgery on November 12, 2014 surrounded by her children. Mrs. Hardin was predeceased by her husband Major Robert Gregg Hardin and her parents William Theodore Eefting and Evelyn Mitchell Eefting. She is survived by her three children Cynthia Tarapani and her husband John Tarapani, Michael Robert Hardin, Ruth Yost and her husband Colonel Robert Yost, and her grandc ... Read more
Carmelo J. Giglio |
January 18th, 1936 - November 12th, 2014 78 Years
Carmelo J. Giglio, 78
Lakeland: Carmelo J. Giglio, 78, of Lakeland, died on November 12, 2014 from kidney failure. He was born on January 18, 1936 in Rockford, Illinois. Carmelo was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and their rider club. He is survived by his wife Barbara; 3 sons; Joseph, Michael, and Anthony. 2 daughters; Ruby (Jim) West and Tina. 2 brothers; Thomas, and John; 4 sisters; Paula, Kat ... Read more
Frederick O. McKneely |
April 4th, 1918 - November 11th, 2014 96 Years
Lakeland, Frederick Owen McKneely (F.O., Owen, Mr. Mac, or whatever name you know him by), 96, of Lakeland, FL passed away November 11, 2014, after a period of declining health.
He was born April 4,1918, in Monroe County, Forsyth, GA to Miranda Owen and Newsom Ray McKneely.
Owen attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1939, where on his first night in school he met Lonnie Lee Smith, his beloved wife of 72 years. They were married on Octobe ... Read more
Ila M. Kremer |
August 18th, 1937 - November 5th, 2014 77 Years
Ila M. Kremer 77
Ila Kremer passed away Nov.5, 2014, at L.R.M.C of Heart Failure.
Ila was born August 18, 1937, in Wheeling, WV.
She is preceded by husband Norman, daughter Dawn Sheppard and son- in- law David Elliott.
She is survived by son Scott Kremer, his wife Debra of Columbia Station, OH; daughters Tracy Elliott of Willowbrook, IL. & Kimberly, Le Gault and her husband Thomas of Northville, MI; four grandchildren: Courtney and Jennifer Kremer, Austin and Matthew Le Gault.
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Janice Sue Lowder- Stone |
April 21st, 1945 - November 2nd, 2014 69 Years
Janice Sue Lowder – Stone, 69
Lakeland – Janice Sue Lowder – Stone passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, from cancer. She was born April 21, 1945, in Pikesvillie, Kentucky, Janice was a loving MaMa, and of Baptist faith. She worked at the Badcock Daycare Center as a loving teacher for many years. Janice is survived by her sons Brian K. Lowder, Dewayne Stone, and her two daughters Cynthia S. Lowder, Christine Lowder, eight grandchildren, and four great -grandchildren. A ... Read more