Every Lifetime
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Elbert Knight | November 3rd, 1943 - June 26th, 2016 72 Years

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Steven Thomas | March 28th, 1944 - June 26th, 2016 72 Years

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Betty J. Myers | September 26th, 1928 - June 24th, 2016 87 Years

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Ernestine "Tina" Marie Tuggle | January 7th, 1935 - June 23rd, 2016 81 Years

Ernestine (Tina) Marie Tuggle, Born 1-7-35 in Lakeland, Fl. Tina took her last breath on 6-23-16 at 6:50 am do to heart failure. She was in the loving presents of her family and Good Shepard Hospice when she passed. Tina was 81 years young. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbridge & Marguerite Davis; her daughter, Karen Blaton, son Ricky Blaton; and brother, Ray Johnson. She is survived by two sisters; Betty Turley (Lewis) of Lakeland, Fl. and Mary Napier (widow) of Lakela ... Read more

Linda Faye Coleman | April 13th, 1946 - June 21st, 2016 70 Years

Linda Faye Leavens Coleman, 70 of Lakeland passed away June 21, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospice. She was born on April 13, 1946. She was a homemaker and bartender at AFC. She is survived by her loving husband Clifford Coleman, daughter, Elaine Nichols, son, Jason Leavens, three grandchildren Tiffany Guy, Cheasley and Anthony Lancia, four great grandchildren, her sister, Betty Godwin and her brother, Syrus Leavens. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. ... Read more

James Henry Kelley | May 5th, 1942 - June 21st, 2016 74 Years

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Mary Agnes Dennie | January 24th, 1926 - June 19th, 2016 90 Years

Mary Agnes Dennie, 90 High School Teacher Mulberry- Mrs. Mary Agnes Dennie died on June 19, 2016 at her home. She was born January 24, 1926 in Beaver, West Virginia. Mary held degrees from Concord College and West Virginia University. She taught high school English for 37 years in Raleigh and Kanawha Counties in West Virginia. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Homebuilders Sunday School Class. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, John ... Read more

Walter Holt | May 27th, 1928 - June 14th, 2016 88 Years

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Delores Vogel | April 4th, 1941 - June 13th, 2016 75 Years

Delores Ann Vogel of Lakeland passed away peacefully June 13 after battling cancer and renal disease. Her devoted husband of 52 years, Phillip, was at her side. Born April 4, 1941 in Fort Wayne, Ind., Delores lived in Allentown and St. Mary’s, Pa., and Berkeley Heights, N.J., before moving to Lakeland in 1974. She worked for several local companies including Badcock Home Furniture, Mine and Mill and Bordon Dairy. She moved to Findlay, Ohio in 1996 and worked at Kohl’s Distribution Ce ... Read more

Norman Etgen | April 12th, 1932 - June 13th, 2016 84 Years

Norman P. Etgen, 84 Lakeland - Norman P. Etgen passed away on June 13, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Health Center at peace in the company of family. He was born to John Etgen and Blendine Williams-Etgen on April 12, 1932 in Delphos, OH. He served in the U. S. Army from 1952, during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. He married his wife Rose Trentman on August 10, 1957 and had 8 children. He was the owner of N&N Trailer Repair in Lakeland, FL. He was precede ... Read more

Barbara Rose Paul | August 29th, 1966 - June 11th, 2016 49 Years

Barbara Rose Paul, 49 LPN Lakeland- Barbara Rose Paul died on June 11, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Health Center. She was born August 29, 1966 in Sandusky, Ohio. Barbara took a lot of joy rooting for and watching the Buccaneers and the Seminoles. Survivors include her parents, Ernest and Donna Ensign, daughter, Alyssa Trisch, son, Nicholas Paul, grandson, Kaidan Trisch, brothers, David Ensign, Daniel Ensign and loving companion, Ryan Cox. The family will receive friends on Friday, J ... Read more

Martha M. Langston | February 20th, 1923 - June 10th, 2016 93 Years

Martha Morton Langston, 93, longtime resident of Lakeland, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2016. She was born on February 20, 1923 to Alta and David Morton and grew up in Niles, Ohio. She was valedictorian of her senior class at McKinley High School. She went on to receive a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from Syracuse University. She had a career in education administration, as Dean of Women at Oregon State University and then University of North Carolina. She moved t ... Read more

Evelyn Wolfe Tobias | August 5th, 1922 - June 8th, 2016 93 Years

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Laurie Herbert Britain | October 2nd, 1925 - June 7th, 2016 90 Years

Lakeland – Laurie Herbert Britain, born 10/2/1925 in Shreveport, LA., to Sarah Anita Johns Britain and Levi Herbert Britain. He enlisted into the Marine Corp on August 31, 1943 and served as rifle marksman, field signal school, and second marine division. He participated in action against the Japanese on Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa. He was also at Nagasaki, Japan 2 weeks after the atom bomb was dropped and in the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged on January 5, 1946. He a ... Read more

 
 

2013 2014 Pursuit Award

Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to receive the NFDA’s Pursuit of Excellence Award for 2013 and 2014. This award is given in honor of outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families, active community involvement through innovative outreach programs, and ongoing educational and professional development opportunities for staff.

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Welcome to Heath Funeral Chapel

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Regardless of culture or religion you are faced with making quick decisions on how to honor and celebrate the life of someone you cherished. At Heath, you’ll get answers, advice and support – every step of the way. We will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect. We can help you create a tribute that lasts.

Foster Heath, Founder

Heath Funeral Chapel is family owned, and we’ve been your neighbor in Polk County since 1959. We have earned the trust of our community by celebrating the lives of the people they have loved. It is our honor to help you prepare the unique service that best remembers and celebrates your loved one. Our own beloved family patriarch, Foster Heath, passed away on April 14, 2012, after more than five decades of serving his community. We proudly carry on his legacy.

Bill Schichtel, Caroline Heath Schichtel
and Matthew Schichtel

“There is nothing as
wonderful as loving someone,

and nothing harder than losing them. I am in this business because I believe in life and celebrating every part of it. For three generations my family has lived in and loved Polk County. Your folks are our folks, and we are proud to provide exceptional personal care and attention. We work closely with you in honoring your loved one to ensure that every detail of their well-deserved tribute is perfect.”

Foster Heath
Founder | Heath Funeral Chapel


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Elbert Knight

November 3rd, 1943 - June 26th, 2016 72 Years

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Steven Thomas

March 28th, 1944 - June 26th, 2016 72 Years

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Betty J. Myers

September 26th, 1928 - June 24th, 2016 87 Years

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Ernestine "Tina" Marie Tuggle

January 7th, 1935 - June 23rd, 2016 81 Years

Obit pic Ernestine (Tina) Marie Tuggle, Born 1-7-35 in Lakeland, Fl. Tina took her last breath on 6-23-16 at 6:50 am do to heart failure. She was in the l... Read more

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Linda Faye Coleman

April 13th, 1946 - June 21st, 2016 70 Years

Obit pic Linda Faye Leavens Coleman, 70 of Lakeland passed away June 21, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospice. She was born on April 13, 1946. She was a homemak... Read more

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James Henry Kelley

May 5th, 1942 - June 21st, 2016 74 Years

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Mary Agnes Dennie

January 24th, 1926 - June 19th, 2016 90 Years

Obit pic Mary Agnes Dennie, 90 High School Teacher Mulberry- Mrs. Mary Agnes Dennie died on June 19, 2016 at her home. She was born January 24, 1926 in Bea... Read more

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Walter Holt

May 27th, 1928 - June 14th, 2016 88 Years

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Delores Vogel

April 4th, 1941 - June 13th, 2016 75 Years

Obit pic Delores Ann Vogel of Lakeland passed away peacefully June 13 after battling cancer and renal disease. Her devoted husband of 52 years, Phillip, wa... Read more

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Norman Etgen

April 12th, 1932 - June 13th, 2016 84 Years

Obit pic Norman P. Etgen, 84 Lakeland - Norman P. Etgen passed away on June 13, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Health Center at peace in the company of family. ... Read more

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Barbara Rose Paul

August 29th, 1966 - June 11th, 2016 49 Years

Obit pic Barbara Rose Paul, 49 LPN Lakeland- Barbara Rose Paul died on June 11, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Health Center. She was born August 29, 1966 in Sa... Read more

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Martha M. Langston

February 20th, 1923 - June 10th, 2016 93 Years

Obit pic Martha Morton Langston, 93, longtime resident of Lakeland, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2016. She was born on February 20, 1923 to Alta and... Read more

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Upcoming Events

April Grief Series:
Grief 101

Rica Walker LMHC

3 pm
April 7, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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April Grief Series:
Stages of Grief

Rica Walker LMHC

3 pm
April 7, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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April Grief Series:
The New Normal

Rica Walker LMHC

3 pm
April 7, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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