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Lenoir Dekle Warren | February 12th, 1921 - March 24th, 2015 94 Years

Lenoir Dekle Warren, 94 Lenoir Dekle Warren went to be with the Lord on the evening of March 24th, 2015 at the age of 94. A resident of Lakeland during most of the first half of the 20th century, Lenoir was the valedictorian of Lakeland High School’s class of 1938. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Florida State College for Woman in 1942. After both teaching and working as a school librarian for many years, she dedicated herself fulltime to her family. ... Read more

Thomas P. Daley Jr. | May 19th, 1930 - March 22nd, 2015 84 Years

Lakeland-Thomas P. Daley Jr. Passed away March 22, 2015 at L.R.M.C. Tom was born on May 19, 1930 in Worcester, MA and was the eldest of three children. He moved to Lakeland 44 years ago from Tantallon, MD. Tom was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country as a Green Beret paratrooper in the 187th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He was a retired Sales Manager for BBS, and an entrepreneur owning his own lounge “Tom Daleys”as well as The Smokehouse Restaura ... Read more

Joseph B. Tedder | June 23rd, 1931 - March 20th, 2015 83 Years

Joseph B. Tedder, 83 Certified Public Accountant Joseph B. Tedder passed away at Lakeland Regional Health on Friday, March 20th. Joe was born in Taylor County, FL June 23, 1931 and lived in Lakeland since 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1961. He was a Certified Public Accountant and opened Tedder, Grimsley, and Company CPA firm in Lakeland before merging with another local ... Read more

Joe L. Saunders | December 25th, 1943 - March 12th, 2015 71 Years

Joe L. Saunders, 71 Lakeland - Joe L. Saunders, 71, was received by the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as he peacefully passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, from Lewy Body Disease. He was born on December 25, 1943, in Lakeland, Florida. Joe had a passion for cars, racing, clocks, teaching and helping children, and was also an Eagle Scout. He started his career with NASA in Houston but came back to Lakeland to teach seventh grade science at Southwest Jr. High. Joe lat ... Read more

Rose P. Allegato | January 6th, 1931 - March 11th, 2015 84 Years

Rose P. Allegato, 84 Journalist Lakeland – Ms. Rose P. Allegato, age 84, went to her eternal rest on March 11, 2015. Rose was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 6, 1931 and moved to Lakeland in 1944. She started her journalism career early, serving as Editor of The Bagpipe at Lakeland High School and Editor of The Southern at Florida Southern College. Rose was a pioneer for newswomen and worked at several newspapers including the Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald and The Ledger ... Read more

Emma Rita Powella | January 7th, 1924 - March 9th, 2015 91 Years

Emma Rita Powella, 91 Lakeland - Emma Rita Powella passed away in her sleep on March 9, 2015. She was born in Paterson, N.J. She and husband Emil moved to Lakeland in 1948. A widow since 1971, Rita worked at Florida Southern College in cancer research where she received a BA degree in psychology. She filled many roles at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, volunteering for over 60 years. Her role as bereavement coordinator allowed her to help so many. Rita is survived by her sons, Emil and Ruhl, ... Read more

Jerry Mason Wines | December 18th, 1936 - March 6th, 2015 78 Years

JERRY MASON WINES December 18, 1932 – March 6, 2015 J. Mason Wines of Lakeland, Florida passed away peacefully on March 6, 2015. Mason was born on December 18, 1936 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina the only child of Johnnie and Virginia Wines. He spent the majority of his adult life in Winter Haven and Lakeland, Florida but spent his summers for the last 4o years in his beloved Blowing Rock, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of Florida on a golf scholarship where he ha ... Read more

Alys Yager Morrison | August 18th, 1921 - March 6th, 2015 93 Years

ALYS YAGER MORRISON, 93 LAKELAND - Alys Yager Morrison, 93, died March 6, 2015, due to complications from a fall. She was born in Muskegon, Michigan, but moved to Lake Wales, Florida at the age of three. She attended Florida State College for Women in 1939. Following World War II, she married the love of her life, Tilrow Morrison, whom she met while he was stationed at Avon Park Bombing Range. She spent most of her life in her adopted hometown of Plant City, Florida, where she devoted h ... Read more

Roberta S. Sirmans | January 10th, 1941 - March 5th, 2015 74 Years

ROBERTA S. SIRMANS, 74 Roberta S. Sirmans, 74, of Lakeland, Florida passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland. She was born January 10, 1941, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Leonard and Pearl (Anderson) Prosser. She held an AA degree and was a retail salesperson retired from Burdines/Macy’s. Survivors include her husband Bob Sirmans of Lakeland, daughter Barbara and husband Art Erickson of Lakeland, Florida, granddaughter Crystal Squires of St ... Read more

Daniel Joseph Giannini | July 13th, 1932 - March 4th, 2015 82 Years

Daniel Joseph Giannini, 82, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on March 4, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Health. Daniel was born on July 13, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Vito & Lena (Strollo) Giannini. A graduate of Lakeland High School in 1950, he attended the Fashion Institute in New York City. He was the co-owner and chef of Vito’s Italian Restaurant here in Lakeland for over 40 years. Vito’s opened in 1952 and he worked until retiring in 1998. He was also a member of Church o ... Read more

Ouita M. Cohen | November 9th, 1923 - March 4th, 2015 91 Years

Ouita Cohen Lakeland - Ouita Cohen, 91, of Lakeland, passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Hospice House on March 4, 2015. Mrs. Cohen was born on November 9, 1923 in Auburndale, Florida. A native of Polk County, Ouita graduated from Lakeland High School. In 1944, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the U.S. Government during WWII. Ouita met her husband, Albert A. Cohen, after the war and they were married in 1950. For more than 30 years, they lived in Tacoma Park, Maryland. I ... Read more

Grainger D. Kirth Jr. | April 26th, 1949 - March 3rd, 2015 65 Years

Lakeland - Grainger D. Kirth Jr., 65, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born in Oakland, California, and served in Vietnam. He is survived by his spouse, Susan. ... Read more

Judy Franke | May 21st, 1939 - February 27th, 2015 75 Years

Judy Franke Judy Franke, 75, died peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 27, 2015, at Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. A retired bookkeeper, and a widow since 1994, Judy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her favorite activities included sewing, playing bingo, or reading a mystery or romance novel in her favorite chair with her cat on her lap. An avid reader, she loved going to the Lakeland Public Library and returning home with a bag full of books. She woul ... Read more

Walter D. Traitor | October 13th, 1946 - February 26th, 2015 68 Years

Walter D. Traitor, 68, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born on October 13, 1946 in Alton, IL to the late Walter J. & Freda (Crabtree) Traitor, he was a retired Pathology Assistant with Naples (FL) Community Hospital. Walter loved fishing and the outdoors and he was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carol Baley Traitor of Lakeland; his son, Partrick (Carmen) Traitor of Jacksonville, NC; his daughters: Eri ... 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

Lenoir Dekle Warren

February 12th, 1921 - March 24th, 2015 94 Years

Obit pic Lenoir Dekle Warren, 94 Lenoir Dekle Warren went to be with the Lord on the evening of March 24th, 2015 at the age of 94. A resident of Lake... Read more

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Thomas P. Daley Jr.

May 19th, 1930 - March 22nd, 2015 84 Years

Obit pic Lakeland-Thomas P. Daley Jr. Passed away March 22, 2015 at L.R.M.C. Tom was born on May 19, 1930 in Worcester, MA and was the eldest of three chil... Read more

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Joseph B. Tedder

June 23rd, 1931 - March 20th, 2015 83 Years

Obit pic Joseph B. Tedder, 83 Certified Public Accountant Joseph B. Tedder passed away at Lakeland Regional Health on Friday, March 20th. Joe was born i... Read more

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Joe L. Saunders

December 25th, 1943 - March 12th, 2015 71 Years

Obit pic Joe L. Saunders, 71 Lakeland - Joe L. Saunders, 71, was received by the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as he peacefully passed a... Read more

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Rose P. Allegato

January 6th, 1931 - March 11th, 2015 84 Years

Obit pic Rose P. Allegato, 84 Journalist Lakeland – Ms. Rose P. Allegato, age 84, went to her eternal rest on March 11, 2015. Rose was born in Brooklyn, ... Read more

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Emma Rita Powella

January 7th, 1924 - March 9th, 2015 91 Years

Obit pic Emma Rita Powella, 91 Lakeland - Emma Rita Powella passed away in her sleep on March 9, 2015. She was born in Paterson, N.J. She and husband Emil m... Read more

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Jerry Mason Wines

December 18th, 1936 - March 6th, 2015 78 Years

Obit pic JERRY MASON WINES December 18, 1932 – March 6, 2015 J. Mason Wines of Lakeland, Florida passed away peacefully on March 6, 2015. Mason was bo... Read more

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Alys Yager Morrison

August 18th, 1921 - March 6th, 2015 93 Years

Obit pic ALYS YAGER MORRISON, 93 LAKELAND - Alys Yager Morrison, 93, died March 6, 2015, due to complications from a fall. She was born in Muskegon, Michi... Read more

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Roberta S. Sirmans

January 10th, 1941 - March 5th, 2015 74 Years

Obit pic ROBERTA S. SIRMANS, 74 Roberta S. Sirmans, 74, of Lakeland, Florida passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakelan... Read more

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Daniel Joseph Giannini

July 13th, 1932 - March 4th, 2015 82 Years

Obit pic Daniel Joseph Giannini, 82, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on March 4, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Health. Daniel was born on July 13, 1932 in Youngstown... Read more

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Ouita M. Cohen

November 9th, 1923 - March 4th, 2015 91 Years

Obit pic Ouita Cohen Lakeland - Ouita Cohen, 91, of Lakeland, passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Hospice House on March 4, 2015. Mrs. Cohen was bo... Read more

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Grainger D. Kirth Jr.

April 26th, 1949 - March 3rd, 2015 65 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Grainger D. Kirth Jr., 65, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born in Oakland, California, and served in Vietnam. He is survived by his... Read more

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Upcoming Events

Possibilties for Positive Aging

Margaret Welsh

5:30 pm
March 19, 2015

Community Relations Representive
Good Shepherd Hospice


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Maintaining Relationships with a Loved One with a Dementia Diagnosis

Barbara Herrington, M.A., C.M.C.

5:30 pm
April 16, 2015

Gerontologist/Certified Care Manager
All About Aging LLC


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Why Bother? Five Wishes

Wendy Henderson

5:30 pm
May 21, 2015

Regional Director of Development, Polk/Hardee/Highland Counties
Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care


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