Bertha Waunita Orff Wood |
November 14th, 1941 - March 7th, 2014 72 Years
BERTHA WAUNITA ORFF WOOD
LAKELAND, FL – Bertha Waunita Orff Wood, 72, passed away peacefully, March 7, in her home after her long brave battle with cancer.
She was born November 14, 1941. She was raised in Thomaston, Maine where she attended Georges Valley High School. Shortly after, she met the love of her life and married William H Wood, celebrating their 52nd anniversary last June 10th. Together they lived in North Monmouth where they raised their two children and started the ... Read more
Naomi Deane "Dixie" Keen |
November 27th, 1921 - March 6th, 2014 92 Years
Naomi Deane “Dixie” Keen, 92
Naomi Deane “Dixie” Keen, age 92 of Lakeland, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Tennessee from natural causes. She was born November 27, 1921 in Florahome, Florida; the daughter of the late Eugene F. and Hazel L. (Wistner) Fortman. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a seamstress and a homemaker. Her favorite saying was, “Jesus loves you and so do I.” Mrs. Keen was preceded in ... Read more
Patricia A. Callihan |
April 6th, 1934 - March 5th, 2014 79 Years
Patricia A. Callihan, 79
Lakeland – Patricia A. Callihan, 79, was born April 6, 1934 in Spokane, WA and passed away March 5, 2014 due to renal failure.
Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, William V. Callihan. She is survived by her three sons, Patrick, David, and Kevin Callihan.
A service will be held on March 22, 2014 at 11am at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Middleburg, VA.
Arrangements handled by Heath Funeral Chapel.
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Mary A. Morris |
August 3rd, 1924 - March 2nd, 2014 89 Years
Lakeland - Mary Kuchta Morris, 89, went to Heaven to be with Jesus on Sunday March 2, 2014 due to Respiratory complications.
She was born to the late Frank and Mary Kuchta, August 3, 1924 in Greensburg, Pa. Mary married Jack Morris on May 31, 1946, and they lived in PA and LA before retiring to Lakeland, Florida in 1992.
Mary was the first female tailor for Sears. She will be remembered for her love of gardening, sewing, knitting and crocheting. Mary was an active member of the First Unit ... Read more
Cathryn Lynn Cruz |
July 20th, 1951 - February 27th, 2014 62 Years
Cathryn Lynn Cruz, 62
Lakeland- Cathryn Lynn Cruz, 62, passed away on February 27, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer. She was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on July 20, 1951. She was a veteran of the United States Navy, and continued to support her country as a civilian, working at various army installations until retiring in 2004. Cathy is survived by her mother Nellie King, sisters JoAnn Slagle and Susan Cawley, daughter Christie Morrison (Christopher), son James Cruz, and gr ... Read more
John R. Gaines |
September 23rd, 1945 - February 25th, 2014 68 Years
John Richard Gaines, 68,
Lakeland - John Richard Gaines, 68, was born in Lakeland to Doris Freeman Gaines and George Livingston Gaines on September 23, 1945 and passed away on February 25, 2014 due to colon cancer.
He was pre-deceased by his mother, father and older brother Walter Douglas Gaines. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Brown Gaines and his son Aaron Travis Gaines and a multitude of nieces, nephews, god children and family.
“Dick”, as he was known to us, is a Lakeland nativ ... Read more
Emily Alice Brzeski Krzesinski |
December 21st, 1924 - February 24th, 2014 89 Years
Emily Alice Brzeski Krzesinski, 89
Emily Alice Brzeski Krzesinski, 89, died on February 24, 2014 from natural causes. She was born to Attorney Stanley J. Brzeski and adored mother Emily C. Brzeski. She moved to Elmira, NY as the bride of the late Dr. Edwin P. Krzesinski where she lived for 60 years. She enjoyed the remainder of her life in Lakeland, Fl with her companion the late Mr. Wesley A. Pribla and summering in Zelienople, PA with her daughter.
Emily was a faithful, devoted wif ... Read more
R. Harold Grizzard |
May 27th, 1915 - February 23rd, 2014 98 Years
R. Harold Grizzard, 98
H & M Realty
R. Harold Grizzard was born in Winchester, TN May 27, 1915 to Thomas Marshall and May Sanders Grizzard and passed away February 23, 2014 due to natural causes. He was raised in Cowan, TN, graduated from Winchester High School, and attended the University of the South at Suwannee, TN, for two years then transferring to Florida Southern College earning a BA degree in Business.
Harold worked for over sixty-five years accomplishing much and influencing many. ... Read more
Bruce Gladstone Baker |
September 20th, 1932 - February 22nd, 2014 81 Years
Bruce Gladstone Baker 81
CEO of Employee Insurance Benefits of Florida
LAKELAND, FL - Bruce G. Baker, 81, went home to the Lord February 22, 2014 due to complications from a heart attack at Lakeland Regional Medical Center surrounded by family. Bruce is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years Barbara, son Scott (Carla), daughter Brenda, grandchildren Cara and Caitie and family members Rick, Sandy (Cliff), Patty and Debbie (Jon).
Bruce was born September 20, 1932 in Binghamton, ... Read more
Margaret L. "Peggy" Doddridge |
March 12th, 1923 - February 21st, 2014 90 Years
Margaret L. “Peggy” Doddridge, 90,
Lakeland- Mrs. Margaret Louise “Peggy” Doddridge, 90, of Lakeland passed away of natural causes on Friday, she was the only child of Cecil and Adrian Woodall. She has been a resident of The Estates at Carpenters for the past twenty years and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Peggy was a graduate of Florida Southern College where she was active in the Vagabonds. She taught elementary and pre-school for many years. Her greatest j ... Read more
Lorraine Estelle DiFalco |
March 27th, 1926 - February 19th, 2014 87 Years
Lorraine Estelle DiFalco, 87
Lakeland – Lorraine DiFalco passed away on February 19, 2014 due to complications from dementia. She was born on March 27, 1926 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to Thomas and Josephine Glynn. Lorraine resided there until 2003 and then relocated to Lakeland, FL. Lorraine was married to George DiFalco for 66 years. She worked as a seamstress and had a craft business before retiring.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Sarah Duemmel.
She is survi ... Read more
Mark Lane Mullins |
October 19th, 1955 - February 19th, 2014 58 Years
Mark Lane Mullins, 58
Lakeland – Mark Lane Mullins, 58, was born on October 19, 1955 and passed away on February 19, 2014 at his home due to heart failure.
Mark was from Goshen, OH. He was owner of E.P.R. Inc. in Mulberry, FL. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Masonic Lodge #91, 32nd degree,
and elected officer, a Shriner, a member and former Treasurer of the Eagles #4356, and cofounder and former president of the Eagles Riders Club #4356 of Lakeland.
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Ruth Ora White |
September 27th, 1943 - February 12th, 2014 70 Years
Polk City – Ruth Ora White, age 70, passed away on February 12, 2014 due heart failure. She was born September 27, 1943 in Barton, NY and raised in Leraysville, PA. Ruth is survived by her Mother, 2 sons, 6 siblings, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
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Joan Fullerton |
January 25th, 1935 - February 7th, 2014 79 Years
Joan Fullerton, 79
Lakeland – Joan Fullerton, 79, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. Born Joan Marie Weaver on January 25, 1935 in Punxsutawney, PA, she grew up and married her high school sweetheart, Russ Fullerton. Married for 59 years they shared a life together. Moving from Punxsutawney to Lock Haven, PA in 1955 they raised two daughters. She worked as a bookkeeper for Piper Aircraft. After moving to Lakeland in 1975, Joan worked for Snow Martin for a time.
She enjoyed dancing, eve ... Read more