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Helen Erb Murphy Roberts | January 25th, 1918 - January 26th, 2015 97 Years

Helen M. Roberts, 97 Lakeland – Helen Erb Murphy Roberts was born on January 25, 1918. Helen died from natural causes on Monday, January 26, 2015. She was born in Middletown, Ohio. She moved to the West Palm Beach, Florida area when she was 10 years old. She attended the Florida State College for Women and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Helen married George Roberts and lived in Cincinnati until they moved to Lakeland in retirem ... Read more

Beatrice Lorraine Dierling | April 24th, 1924 - January 21st, 2015 90 Years

Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, 90 Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, born April 24th 1924 in Minneapolis, MN. to Syrian Phillip Dierling and Beatrice Robin Dierling went to her heavenly father on at the age of 90 on January 21st. She is survived by her sisters Judy Rolfe and Mary Dierling, nephews Mark and Greg Dierling, and Philip Rolfe and niece Kristie Rolfe. She is also survived by many extended relative and friends. She is preceded in death by her best friend and companion of 70 years, M ... Read more

William G. (Jerry) Johnson | May 21st, 1934 - January 21st, 2015 80 Years

William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 Lineman Supervisor LAKELAND--William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, from cancer. He was born in Reform, AL, on May 21, 1934. Jerry came to Lakeland 26 years ago after retiring from Florida Power & Light as Lineman Supervisor with 32 years in Miami, FL and Arcadia, FL. Jerry, also, served our country in the Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Johnson, of Lakeland, FL. He is survived by his daught ... Read more

James Clinton Flynn | August 15th, 1921 - January 18th, 2015 93 Years

James Clinton Flynn, 93 Lakeland - Flynn, James Clinton, “JC”, 93, passed away at his Lakeland home on January 18, 2015 of natural causes. JC was born in Tampa, Florida on August 15, 1921. A World War II Navy Veteran, JC served aboard a USN schooner, hauling vital supplies between Florida and Cuba. As a radio man, he handled radio communications, high speed code, signal flags and lights. JC continued a lifelong love of Amateur Radio (HAM) for over 79 years (W4FGC). He was a longtim ... Read more

Joyce C. Satterwhite | July 2nd, 1928 - January 16th, 2015 86 Years

Joyce C. Satterwhite Teacher & Social Worker Lakeland - Joyce Satterwhite passed away at the age of 86, on January 16, 2015, from complications of pneumonia. She was born on July 2, 1928, in Lawrenceville, Georgia and lived in Lakeland since 1980. She is predeceased by her husband William A. Satterwhite, Jr. Joyce is survived by four daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Shepherd Road Presbyterian Church 1217 Shepherd Road, Lakeland, ... Read more

Anastasia C. Morrow | November 26th, 1931 - January 13th, 2015 83 Years

Anastasia C. Morrow, 83 Lake Morton Retirement Home Lakeland: Anastasia C. Morrow, 83, Lakeland, went into the loving arms of our Lord, on January 13, 2015 from heart failure. She was born on November 26, 1931 in Cazzerta, Italy. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Lakeland, and also was the owner and operator of Lake Morton Retirement Home for 37 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was an angel on earth, always willing to ... Read more

Betty Ann Williams | May 20th, 1920 - January 12th, 2015 94 Years

Betty Ann (Clapp) Williams, 94, of Kathleen passed from this world into eternal rest on Monday January 12, 2015 from natural causes. She joins her Lord and Savior, her husband Charles, her brother Ralph Durham and her parents Bonnie and Henry O. Clapp in their Heavenly abode. Her son, Keith, daughter in-law Denise, one grandson, Ryan, daughter Dena, two nieces Carol Durham of Atlanta, Georgia, Nora Mandoki of Gulf Shores, AL, and Debbie Baldwin of West Virginia, all survive Betty. She came ... Read more

Sherri Lynn Bennett | October 18th, 1966 - January 11th, 2015 48 Years

Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 Daycare Teacher Lakeland – Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11 from diabetes. She was born on October 18, 1966, in Columbus, Indiana. She worked in the church nursery at Carpenters Home Church. Sherri was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She had a big generous heart. Sherri was a mother to her 2 furry babies Garfield and Tigger. She was preceded in death by her step father Larry Brooks. Sherri is survived by ... Read more

Paul Richard Shetler | March 3rd, 1944 - January 10th, 2015 70 Years

Paul Richard Shetler March 3, 1944 - January 10, 2015 Paul Richard Shetler, 70, of Lakeland, Fl passed away Saturday January 10, 2015. He was born March 3, 1944 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Paul was retired from Watkins Trucking Company as well as the United States Army. He was an avid collector of stamps and coins and also enjoyed hunting. He is survived by his sister, Shirley Jenkins, two step-daughters, a step-son, several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family wi ... Read more

Ramon E. Griggs | June 10th, 1928 - January 10th, 2015 86 Years

RAMON E. GRIGGS, 86 LAKELAND - Ramon 'Ray' Eugene Griggs, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 10, 2015, due to cancer. Ray was born in Lakewood, NJ, at his parent's home on June 10, 1928, to G. Clinton and Blanche Clayton Griggs. Ramon was a hard worker and it can be said without exaggeration that he could accomplish anything that he put his mind to do. An accomplished musician at an early age and capable of playing many instruments including the piano, organ, a ... Read more

John W. Connelly Sr. | September 19th, 1932 - January 6th, 2015 82 Years

John W. Connelly Sr., 82 Lakeland - John W. Connelly, Sr. 82, passed away January 6, 2015 at home from complications of MDS and heart problems. He was born September 19, 1932 in National Park, N.J. to James and Mary Connelly. Known to his family as Jack, he was the fourth of six children. A graduate of Haddon Heights (NJ) High School (1950); John was a retired Captain of the National Guard and Army Reserve being a Company Commander and Staff Officer. He was the first National Guard ... Read more

Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart | July 24th, 1950 - January 3rd, 2015 64 Years

Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart, 64 Music Teacher Lakeland – Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart was born on July 24, 1950 to Winnie and Frank Crews in Wauchula, Florida. Susan was a joy to her parents, she grew up running and climbing trees and took piano lessons. Her family moved to Safety Harbor, Florida when she completed 4th grade. She loved Safety Harbor and attended Elementary and Junior High School there. She was happiest out in the woods, or in the water, or playing the piano. She ... Read more

Stanley E. Downey (Stan) | March 25th, 1936 - January 3rd, 2015 78 Years

Stanley E. Downey, (Stan) 78 Carpenter Lakeland – Stanley E. Downey 78, died on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from cancer. He was born on March 25, 1936 in Palmerston, Ontario, Canada. He is survived by his wife Diane of 51, years, 5 children, Dale of Alberta, Debbie of Alberta, Christopher of Florida, Craig of Georgia and Cheryl of Kentucky, 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 sister, Vioa of Ontario. He was an avid bowler, very competitive and a frustrated farmer. He ha ... Read more

Edna Harmon Prevatt | October 17th, 1917 - January 2nd, 2015 97 Years

Edna Harmon Prevatt, 97 Homemaker Lakeland - Edna Harmon Prevatt died at home of natural causes on January 2, 2015. She was 97. Edna was married to the love of her life, Rubert for 61 years. Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, Lakeland was Edna’s home for 55 years. During that time she worked as a preschool teacher, administrative assistant, volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, served on the board of directors for Camp Fire, USA and was involved in the Florida Southern College Facult ... Read more

 
 

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

Helen Erb Murphy Roberts

January 25th, 1918 - January 26th, 2015 97 Years

Obit pic Helen M. Roberts, 97 Lakeland – Helen Erb Murphy Roberts was born on January 25, 1918. Helen died from natural causes on Monday, January 26, 20... Read more

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Beatrice Lorraine Dierling

April 24th, 1924 - January 21st, 2015 90 Years

Obit pic Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, 90 Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, born April 24th 1924 in Minneapolis, MN. to Syrian Phillip Dierling and Beatrice Ro... Read more

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William G. (Jerry) Johnson

May 21st, 1934 - January 21st, 2015 80 Years

Obit pic William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 Lineman Supervisor LAKELAND--William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, from ... Read more

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James Clinton Flynn

August 15th, 1921 - January 18th, 2015 93 Years

Obit pic James Clinton Flynn, 93 Lakeland - Flynn, James Clinton, “JC”, 93, passed away at his Lakeland home on January 18, 2015 of natural causes. JC ... Read more

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Joyce C. Satterwhite

July 2nd, 1928 - January 16th, 2015 86 Years

Obit pic Joyce C. Satterwhite Teacher & Social Worker Lakeland - Joyce Satterwhite passed away at the age of 86, on January 16, 2015, from complications o... Read more

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Anastasia C. Morrow

November 26th, 1931 - January 13th, 2015 83 Years

Obit pic Anastasia C. Morrow, 83 Lake Morton Retirement Home Lakeland: Anastasia C. Morrow, 83, Lakeland, went into the loving arms of our Lord, on Janua... Read more

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Betty Ann Williams

May 20th, 1920 - January 12th, 2015 94 Years

Obit pic Betty Ann (Clapp) Williams, 94, of Kathleen passed from this world into eternal rest on Monday January 12, 2015 from natural causes. She joins her Lo... Read more

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Sherri Lynn Bennett

October 18th, 1966 - January 11th, 2015 48 Years

Obit pic Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 Daycare Teacher Lakeland – Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11 from diabe... Read more

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Paul Richard Shetler

March 3rd, 1944 - January 10th, 2015 70 Years

Obit pic Paul Richard Shetler March 3, 1944 - January 10, 2015 Paul Richard Shetler, 70, of Lakeland, Fl passed away Saturday January 10, 2015. He was bor... Read more

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Ramon E. Griggs

June 10th, 1928 - January 10th, 2015 86 Years

Obit pic RAMON E. GRIGGS, 86 LAKELAND - Ramon 'Ray' Eugene Griggs, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 10, 2015, due to cancer. R... Read more

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John W. Connelly Sr.

September 19th, 1932 - January 6th, 2015 82 Years

Obit pic John W. Connelly Sr., 82 Lakeland - John W. Connelly, Sr. 82, passed away January 6, 2015 at home from complications of MDS and heart problems. ... Read more

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Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart

July 24th, 1950 - January 3rd, 2015 64 Years

Obit pic Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart, 64 Music Teacher Lakeland – Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart was born on July 24, 1950 to Winnie and Frank Crews in Wauc... Read more

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