Every Lifetime
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Duane Francis McConnell | October 5th, 1920 - February 3rd, 2016 95 Years

DUANE F. McCONNELL LAKELAND - Duane Francis McConnell, a 'born again believer,' went home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Wed. Feb. 3, 2016. He is survived by his daughters Denette (Jack) Schweikert of Melbourne and Kathleen (Jeff) Coffman of Lakeland, his sons Fred (Darcie) McConnell of Lakeland, and Patrick (Kaye) McConnell of Bryson City, NC, and six grandsons: John (Elizabeth) Schweikert of Atlanta, Alec (Deborah) Schweikert of Seattle, Michael (Hannah) McConnell of Knoxville, ... Read more

Mary Mullins | December 21st, 1897 - February 3rd, 2016 118 Years

Mary Mullins Lakeland – Mary Mullins Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. She was born on December 21, 1929, to Tom and Jennie Patrone in Staten Island, NY. Mary was part of the Red Hat Ladies, she was an avid bingo player and enjoyed traveling, breakfast with her friends and spending time with ‘my boys' Cameron and Nico. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Mullins. She is survived by her son Raymond T. Mullins Jr, two daughters; Ramona Reill ... Read more

Andrew David Adams | February 27th, 1970 - February 2nd, 2016 45 Years

Lakeland - Andrew David Adams, 45, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was born on February 27, 1970, in Bolivia. Andrew is survived by his parents Rev. David L. and Carole Adams of Lakeland, and two sons, Benjamin Adams and Garrick Oliver. A memorial service will be held at a later date. ... Read more

Karen Klein | August 8th, 1963 - February 2nd, 2016 52 Years

Karen E. Klein passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. She was born on August 8, 1963, to John and Joann Kerns in Chicago, IL. She was survived by 2 sons, David, Joseph; mother Joann, sister, Lisa, brother Joe, and 2 grandchildren David, Bella. ... Read more

Boyd Anna Bowers Heck | February 16th, 1912 - February 1st, 2016 103 Years

Boyd Anna Bowers Heck, 103 Lakeland - Boyd Anna Bowers Heck died February 1, 2016. She was born February 16, 1912 in Herminie, PA, the fifth daughter of C. Hanway and Maggie Fay Boyd Bowers. Graduated from Wilkinsburg (PA) High School, Miss Conley’s Secretarial School and attended the University of Pittsburgh. After 43 years with H. J. Heinz Company, she retired in 1977 as Coordinator of Corporate Public Relations. Boyd and her husband John C. (Jack) Heck, Jr. moved to Naples, F ... Read more

Thomas Richard Browne | July 30th, 1946 - January 31st, 2016 69 Years

Thomas Richard Browne, 69 Lakeland—Thomas Richard Browne, 69, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016. He was born in New York City on July 30, 1946 to Nora and Kevin Browne. He graduated from Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, NJ in 1964. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology. He served in the US Army from 1968 to 1970 during the Vietnam War. He was awarded two purple hearts and a bronze star. Thomas moved to Florida to assume the position of CEO of Encore, a medical device re ... Read more

Jeannette B. Anderson | January 17th, 1925 - January 31st, 2016 91 Years

Jeannette B. Anderson, 91 Jeannette Anderson, age 91, passed away January 31, 2016. She was born on January 17, 1925, to Robert and Cleo Brinson in Pearson, GA. She graduated Lakeland High School in 1941, and at the age of 16, was employed as a secretary to the three founding doctors of Watson Clinic. After earning a degree in Accounting from Florida Southern she eventually became head of the Accounting Department and later retired after 42, years. Jeannette met her future husb ... Read more

Charles Norman Yeager | October 21st, 1940 - January 31st, 2016 75 Years

Charles Norman Yeager, 75 Lakeland – Charles Norman Yeager, 75, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016, while under hospice care. He was born on October 21, 1940, in Sylvania, Ohio, to Norman and Florence Yeager. Charles was a veteran in the United States Navy for 8 years. Enjoyed fishing and telling bad jokes. He moved to Lakeland in 1996 and was married to Barbara (Sharon) Dias Yeager for 12, years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Yeager (Coe), brother Jerry and ... Read more

Betty Powell Carlton | March 11th, 1938 - January 30th, 2016 77 Years

Betty Powell Carlton Lakeland – Mrs. Betty Powell Carlton of Lakeland died of complications of Parkinson’s disease January 30, 2016. Mrs. Carlton was a licensed social worker, graduating from Florida State University with a master’s degree in Social Work. Her first professional job was at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise, FL. There she met her future husband, Rev. Dr. Bascom W. Carlton and provided the children at the home with love and support for ... Read more

Larry Dale Laxson | October 8th, 1967 - January 28th, 2016 48 Years

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Carol Margaret Thomas | June 26th, 1943 - January 26th, 2016 72 Years

Carol (Pat) Thomas Registered Nurse Lakeland – Carol (Pat) Thomas passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was born on June 26, 1943, at Methodist Regional Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Her parents were Peter K. Paterson, formerly of Hamilton, Scotland, and Isobel Dean Paterson, formerly of Donegal, Ireland. She attended the public schools of Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from Methodist Hospital School for Nursing. She received her nursing diploma as a Registered Professional Nurse, ... Read more

David Thomas Wright, DDS | October 7th, 1924 - January 25th, 2016 91 Years

Dr. David T. Wright, 91 Lakeland Dentist Lakeland, FL – David Thomas Wright 91, previously of Haines City, FL., peacefully passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at his home in Lakeland surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Betty H Wright, sons William Curtis Wright (Jennifer Ready Wright) & John David Wright (Brandy Smith Wright), both of Lakeland and daughters Catherine Wright Fiesta, Lakeland, Kay Wright, Dallas TX, Charlotte Wright Boston, Colquitt, ... Read more

John Warren Connelly, Jr | August 19th, 1956 - January 24th, 2016 59 Years

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Richard Kenneth Lee | February 10th, 1936 - January 20th, 2016 79 Years

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Burial Options & Personalization

Funeral Burial Services Florida

The traditional funeral with pallbearers, visitation, and a memorial service that follows is the most commonly chosen service. A Heath hearse will transport the casket to the funeral site and cemetery for a burial or entombment. If you have selected cremation, you may take the ashes in a beautiful urn.

Traditional funerals involve more services, so they usually cost more. You can select from a variety of services that include the casket, flowers, embalming, dressing, room rentals and extra vehicles to transport family members. The costs of a cemetery plots or crypt are other options, but Heath can help with everything you need.

Things to think about:

  • Casket selection
  • Transfer of the deceased to our funeral home. Call us anytime, day or night. We have staff on duty 24/7 and we can help.
  • Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
  • Professional support and administrative staff assistance. We’ve got answers, checklists and information to help.
  • Death certificates and other paperwork to look for
  • Notifying relatives
  • Obituary information
  • Memory tables, bulletin boards and videos
  • Selecting the best fit for a visitation room and/or service
  • General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
  • Funeral service
  • Use of funeral coach
  • Limousine
  • Utility car
  • Special music
  • Registry book
  • Memorial folders or prayer cards
  • Acknowledgment cards

You may want to have a special clergy or another family friend conduct the service. Family members often take part by giving a reading, singing or helping the clergy. It’s all part of celebrating a life well lived and a person well loved.

Why the Traditional Service is So Popular
A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation is a way to get family, friends and associates together to remember, grieve−and celebrate a life well lived. Whatever service style you prefer, it is the beginning of closure; it is the emotional side of accepting that someone we love is gone.

Direct Burial
You may prefer to have the burial shortly after death. We offer simple containers, and because there is no viewing or visitation, no embalming is required. You choose whether to have a memorial service. Costs include the basic service fee as well as transportation and care of the body, the purchase of a casket or burial container and a cemetery plot or crypt.

Green Burials
Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to offer families the option of a green burial. We are a member of the Green Burial CouncilHeath is the only funeral home in Polk County to be recognized as a green funeral home and the first funeral home in the state of Florida to have obtained the Council’s highest standard of “Three Leafs.” If you or a loved one is interested in a green burial, call us at 863-682-0111 or our toll free number (800) 330-0111. Click here to learn more about green burials.

Cremation
A growing number of people choose cremation, today. The reasons are widespread, and include preferring to spend less on a funeral, leave more to family or charity, wanting to support the “green” environmental concerns of future land scarcity and more. It’s an option, it’s personal, and the choice is yours.

Obituaries

Duane Francis McConnell

October 5th, 1920 - February 3rd, 2016 95 Years

Obit pic DUANE F. McCONNELL LAKELAND - Duane Francis McConnell, a 'born again believer,' went home to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Wed. Feb. 3, 2016... Read more

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Mary Mullins

December 21st, 1897 - February 3rd, 2016 118 Years

Obit pic Mary Mullins Lakeland – Mary Mullins Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. She was born on December 21, 1929, to Tom and Jen... Read more

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Andrew David Adams

February 27th, 1970 - February 2nd, 2016 45 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Andrew David Adams, 45, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was born on February 27, 1970, in Bolivia. Andrew is survived by h... Read more

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Karen Klein

August 8th, 1963 - February 2nd, 2016 52 Years

Obit pic Karen E. Klein passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. She was born on August 8, 1963, to John and Joann Kerns in Chicago, IL. She was surviv... Read more

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Boyd Anna Bowers Heck

February 16th, 1912 - February 1st, 2016 103 Years

Obit pic Boyd Anna Bowers Heck, 103 Lakeland - Boyd Anna Bowers Heck died February 1, 2016. She was born February 16, 1912 in Herminie, PA, the fifth daugh... Read more

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Thomas Richard Browne

July 30th, 1946 - January 31st, 2016 69 Years

Obit pic Thomas Richard Browne, 69 Lakeland—Thomas Richard Browne, 69, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016. He was born in New York City on July 30, 194... Read more

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Jeannette B. Anderson

January 17th, 1925 - January 31st, 2016 91 Years

Obit pic Jeannette B. Anderson, 91 Jeannette Anderson, age 91, passed away January 31, 2016. She was born on January 17, 1925, to Robert and Cleo Brins... Read more

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Charles Norman Yeager

October 21st, 1940 - January 31st, 2016 75 Years

Obit pic Charles Norman Yeager, 75 Lakeland – Charles Norman Yeager, 75, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016, while under hospice care. He was born on... Read more

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Betty Powell Carlton

March 11th, 1938 - January 30th, 2016 77 Years

Obit pic Betty Powell Carlton Lakeland – Mrs. Betty Powell Carlton of Lakeland died of complications of Parkinson’s disease January 30, 2016. Mrs. C... Read more

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Larry Dale Laxson

October 8th, 1967 - January 28th, 2016 48 Years

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Carol Margaret Thomas

June 26th, 1943 - January 26th, 2016 72 Years

Obit pic Carol (Pat) Thomas Registered Nurse Lakeland – Carol (Pat) Thomas passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was born on June 26, 1943, at M... Read more

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David Thomas Wright, DDS

October 7th, 1924 - January 25th, 2016 91 Years

Obit pic Dr. David T. Wright, 91 Lakeland Dentist Lakeland, FL – David Thomas Wright 91, previously of Haines City, FL., peacefully passed away Monday, ... Read more

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Rica Walker LMHC

3 pm
January 14th, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
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