Every Lifetime
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Tony Hiller | August 14th, 1954 - July 27th, 2016 61 Years

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Douglas A. Yeck | February 21st, 1956 - July 26th, 2016 60 Years

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Willie J. Brown | March 3rd, 1941 - July 26th, 2016 75 Years

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Marion Lucia Selle Strawbridge | November 26th, 1921 - July 22nd, 2016 94 Years

Lakeland - Mrs. Marion Lucia Selle Strawbridge died July 22, 2016, at her home in Lakeland. She was 94. She was born November 26, 1921 in Winthrop, Minnesota and was raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where her father was the town doctor. She graduated from Beloit College (Wisconsin) in 1944. She married Vincent Franklyn Strawbridge on May 26, 1943, and they lived in Green Valley, Illinois before moving to Florida in 1957. The Strawbridges settled in Lakeland in 1960. Marion and Vince were married ... Read more

Sara Pritchard Burris | November 30th, 1927 - July 21st, 2016 88 Years

Sara Burris Lakeland – Sara Burris, Age 88, left for her next dance in heaven on July 21, 2016. Sara was born in Richmond Virginia, and grew up outside of Richmond on a farm in Midlothian, Virginia. She worked as a nursing aid and X-Ray tech in high school where she met her future husband – Dr. Malcolm Burris. They were married on December 28, 1946 and spent 68 years together until Malcolm’s passing last year. Sara moved to Lakeland from New Orleans in 1956 with her husband and tw ... Read more

Lennox Russell Barrand | October 8th, 1936 - July 20th, 2016 79 Years

Lennox R. Barrand (Len's Mobil Mart), 79, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 20th after a long battle with COPD. Lennox was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was born in Capreol, Ontario, Canada in October of 1936 but moved to the United States in 1964 making it his permanent residence. Lennox was a business owner for most if his life and enjoyed interacting with and providing service for the city of Lakeland for 36 years at Len's ... Read more

Lisa Kay Johnson | March 26th, 1966 - July 17th, 2016 50 Years

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Kristin Myrick Ilic | January 19th, 1978 - July 16th, 2016 38 Years

Kristin Myrick Ilic – 38 LAKELAND – Kristin Myrick Ilic, age 38, passed away on July 12, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Zoran Ilic and loving mother of two sons. Kristin was born in Lakeland on January 19, 1978, and grew up in Lakeland. She graduated from Lakeland High School in 1996 and from the University of Florida in 2001. Kristin worked as a preschool teacher and found her love of teaching young children at All Saints Academy and Littl ... Read more

Lewis Cowart | September 7th, 1937 - July 15th, 2016 78 Years

Lewis Cowart Lewis Cowart of Lakeland peacefully passed away from cancer and Parkinson’s disease on July 15, 2016, at the age of 78. Visitation with the family will be held at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, on Monday, July 18th at 1:00 p.m., with the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Lewis was retired from Publix Super Markets where he was a truck driver for 30+ years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Angie Cowart; 3 step- children ... Read more

James Robert Aspinwall, Jr | September 25th, 1945 - July 12th, 2016 70 Years

Lakeland – James Robert Aspinwall Jr. went to Jesus Tuesday, July 12, 2016. James (Jim/Jimmie) was born in Bay Village, Ohio, to James Robert Aspinwall Sr. and Velda V. (Pinkie) Aspinwall on September 25th, 1945. James graduated from The Ohio State University. In addition, he went to The New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and to The University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He served our country in Vietnam as a First Lt. in the U.S. Army in the Long Range Reconnaissan ... Read more

Sarah Alisha Swift | May 3rd, 1946 - July 11th, 2016 70 Years

Sarah Swift of Lakeland passed away on Monday, June 11, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center at the age of 70. She was born on May 3, 1946, in Richmond, Georgia. The youngest of seven, she was raised in Perry, Georgia, and graduated from Perry High School. Sarah then attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing and Columbus College of Nursing. In 1965, she married Richard Swift and together they relocated to Lakeland, Florida, where they raised 3 children, Phillip, Laura, and Christo ... Read more

Donna B. Weaver | September 13th, 1939 - July 10th, 2016 76 Years

Donna B. Weaver, 76 Lakeland: Donna B. Weaver, 76, of Lakeland, passed away on July 10, 2016. She was born on September 13, 1939, in Amanda, Ohio. Donna was a dedicated elementary school teacher for 31 years in Polk County, and was a graduate of Florida Southern College. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ella Berry, and by her brother, James Richard Berry. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Paul E. Weaver; son, Paul R. Weaver (Sandy); and grandson, Paul ... Read more

Lucy Harris | June 6th, 1928 - July 9th, 2016 88 Years

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Charley C. Matlock | March 6th, 1930 - July 9th, 2016 86 Years

Charley Clay Matlock Lakeland - Mr. Charley Clay Matlock died on July 9, 2016, after a long illness. He was 86 years old. He was born in Athens, TN, on March 6, 1930, to Clay S. and Gertrude L. Matlock. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. He was a long-time faculty member at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, where he was involved in athletics and coached many winning golf teams. He enjoyed all aspects of life, was an avid ... 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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Tony Hiller

August 14th, 1954 - July 27th, 2016 61 Years

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Douglas A. Yeck

February 21st, 1956 - July 26th, 2016 60 Years

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Willie J. Brown

March 3rd, 1941 - July 26th, 2016 75 Years

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Marion Lucia Selle Strawbridge

November 26th, 1921 - July 22nd, 2016 94 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Mrs. Marion Lucia Selle Strawbridge died July 22, 2016, at her home in Lakeland. She was 94. She was born November 26, 1921 in Winthrop, Mi... Read more

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Sara Pritchard Burris

November 30th, 1927 - July 21st, 2016 88 Years

Obit pic Sara Burris Lakeland – Sara Burris, Age 88, left for her next dance in heaven on July 21, 2016. Sara was born in Richmond Virginia, and grew u... Read more

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Lennox Russell Barrand

October 8th, 1936 - July 20th, 2016 79 Years

Obit pic Lennox R. Barrand (Len's Mobil Mart), 79, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 20th after a long battle with COPD. Lennox was a... Read more

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Lisa Kay Johnson

March 26th, 1966 - July 17th, 2016 50 Years

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Kristin Myrick Ilic

January 19th, 1978 - July 16th, 2016 38 Years

Obit pic Kristin Myrick Ilic – 38 LAKELAND – Kristin Myrick Ilic, age 38, passed away on July 12, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was ... Read more

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Lewis Cowart

September 7th, 1937 - July 15th, 2016 78 Years

Obit pic Lewis Cowart Lewis Cowart of Lakeland peacefully passed away from cancer and Parkinson’s disease on July 15, 2016, at the age of 78. Visita... Read more

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James Robert Aspinwall, Jr

September 25th, 1945 - July 12th, 2016 70 Years

Obit pic Lakeland – James Robert Aspinwall Jr. went to Jesus Tuesday, July 12, 2016. James (Jim/Jimmie) was born in Bay Village, Ohio, to James Robert Asp... Read more

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Sarah Alisha Swift

May 3rd, 1946 - July 11th, 2016 70 Years

Obit pic Sarah Swift of Lakeland passed away on Monday, June 11, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center at the age of 70. She was born on May 3, 1946, in R... Read more

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Donna B. Weaver

September 13th, 1939 - July 10th, 2016 76 Years

Obit pic Donna B. Weaver, 76 Lakeland: Donna B. Weaver, 76, of Lakeland, passed away on July 10, 2016. She was born on September 13, 1939, in Amanda, Ohio. ... Read more

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Upcoming Events

AAA Senior Defensive Driver Class
Valuable guidance for all drivers 55+

Peggy Bonner

9 am to 3 pm
June 15, 2016

Manager
AAA Lakeland


$15 Members & Non-Members

July Grief Series:
Grief 101

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
July 12, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

July Grief Series:
Stages of Grief

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
July 19, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

July Grief Series:
The New Normal

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
July 26, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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