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Joanne R. Walker | October 23rd, 1931 - July 24th, 2014 82 Years

Joanne R. Walker, 82 Lakeland – Joanne Walker, 82, passed away on July 24, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 1931, in Bloomington, IN, the daughter of Frank and Marie Randall. Joanne’s family relocated to Florida when she was 2 and she spent the majority of her life living in Lakeland. After graduating from Lakeland High School, class of 1949, Joanne married Roy Lyndon Walker. In addition to raising two wonderful children, she also worked many years ... Read more

Rochelle "Shelley" Pickett Winebarger | June 14th, 1965 - July 24th, 2014 49 Years

Rochelle “Shelley” Pickett Winebarger 49 Rochelle Pickett Winebarger passed away July 24, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice of cancer. Shelley was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and MOM’S Ministry She is survived by her husband of 25 years. Donald Fred Winebarger, daughter Kailey Marie, and mother Marie Heath Lambruschini, her sister Nicole Marie Moore and five half sisters A visitation will be held Tue. July 29 from 1- 1:30 Pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with ... Read more

James Grady Fields | October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years

James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp and during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Buttercrust Bakery after 33 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Church of God, a role model and admired by his family and all who knew him. Grady enjoyed gardening, fishing and his family. He was our hero, such a wonderful, gentle, Chri ... Read more

Deloris Maxine Grady | February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years

Deloris Maxine Grady, 86 Accountant Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born February, 1926, in Elkhart, Indiana, she moved to Florida in 1970. In 1973, she started work as an accountant with the Department of Citrus. She retired in 1995 as Revenue Accountant. Deloris was a resident of Beacon Terrace, where she had been an active member of the Home Owners Association, serving on the board and as President for se ... Read more

John Thomas Cline | October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years

John Thomas Cline, 96 Owner – JT Cline Citrus Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Lakeland FL, due to natural causes. Tom Cline was born on October 23, 1917 in Arcadia, FL to Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Cline. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. Survivors include stepsons John Hayes, George M. Hayes III, Stan Hayes, one daughter, Debbie (Gene) Hendry, and one grandson, Wiley Miles Hendry. Mr. Cline was a graduate ... Read more

George B. Asche | April 29th, 1936 - July 15th, 2014 78 Years

George Asche Obit George Burdette Asche, 78, of Lakeland, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on July 15, due to complications from cancer, following a courageous battle. Born April 29, 1936 to George and Josephine Asche in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Daytona Beach. George graduated from Daytona Beach Junior College and went on to attend The University of Florida where he majored in civil engineering and met his wife, Judy. The couple resided near Ocala where Geor ... Read more

Gloria M. Jarvis | November 5th, 1916 - July 14th, 2014 97 Years

Gloria M. Jarvis, 97 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Gloria M. Jarvis died on July 14, 2014 at her home due to natural causes. She was born November 5, 1916 in Grainger, Ohio. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Jarvis was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Russell C. Jarvis, son, Lawrence Jarvis and daughter, Laurel R. McGrath. Survivors include her sister, Jeanne Hough, N.Y., 5 grandchildren, Cathleen ... Read more

Ronald Lance | October 28th, 1939 - July 14th, 2014 74 Years

Ronald B. Lance RV Repairman Lakeland - Ronald Lance died on July 14, 2014 due to COPD. He was born on Oct. 28, 1939 in Flint, MI. The family moved to Lakeland in the 60’s. He served in the United States Army. He worked for Conibear RV Center as a recreational vehicle repairman for several years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley, son, Aaron Lance, daughter, Torinda Harris, grandson, David Harris, 3 granddaughters, Rebecea Cox, Sara Lance, Danielle Davis, 4 great grandchil ... Read more

Avon Mann Trask | August 25th, 1923 - July 14th, 2014 90 Years

Avon Mann ‘Bud’ Trask, 90 LAKELAND - Avon “Bud” M. Trask, 90, of Lakeland, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Bud was born in Terra Ceia, Florida on August 25, 1923 to Beulah Perkins Trask and Robert Barnett Trask. The Trask family returned to their hometown of Lakeland a few years later. Bud’s grandmother was from the Mann family, true pioneers of Polk County who moved here in 1866 at the close of the Civil War. Bud’s grandfat ... Read more

Roger Alan James, Sr. | November 10th, 1940 - July 11th, 2014 73 Years

Roger Alan James, Sr., 74 Electronics Engineer Lakeland – Mr. Roger A. James, Sr., of Lakeland passed away on July 11, 2014 due to heart failure. He was 74 years old. Roger was born in San Diego, CA on November 10, 1940. He moved to Lakeland in 1941. He was an Electrician for Walt Disney World, retired after 20 years. He had worked in Electronics for Texas Instruments, RCA, Diebold, Motorola, Honeywell, Piper Aircraft, and Beech Aircraft. He was a Navy Veteran, D.J. for WLK in h ... Read more

Randy Veteto | April 8th, 1957 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Randy A Veteto, 57 Randy entered eternal life on July 11, after a 10-month battle with cancer. Originally from Monticello, IL, Randy and family moved around for many years before settling in Lakeland, FL in 1999. Known as “Pops” to his sons and grandchildren and “Ran” to his wife, Randy deeply treasured his family. He found his forever & always love in his hometown, and as a child chased her around the playground yelling “I’m gonna marry you!” And he did. 35 years he journeyed ... Read more

Mary E. Napoletan | September 5th, 1921 - July 11th, 2014 92 Years

Mary E. Napoletan, 92 Realtor Lakeland – Mary E. Napoletan passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2014 due to natural causes. Mary was born on September 5, 1921, in Schenectady, NY. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph A. Napoletan; sisters, Carmela Mirabile and Ann Catalfamo; brothers, Dominick and Anthony Catalfamo. She is survived by her children, Nada (Stephen) Rutka of Lakeland and Philip (Marianne) Napoletan; 3 grandsons, Joey, David, and Ben Napoletan of Al ... Read more

Faith Philpot | November 3rd, 1956 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Faith Philpot, 57 Executive Assistant at Saddle Creek Logistics Services Lakeland- Ms. Faith Philpot beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend entered heaven on July 11, 2014 due to complications from surgery at Shands Hospital. She was born November 3, 1956 in Orlando, Florida. She was a member of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene and was a dedicated employee to Watkins Motor Lines/FedEx for 33 years. She was an avid gardener, she loved spending time at the cabin in Murphy, N.C., fishi ... Read more

Richard Benton (Dick) Turnbull, Sr. | March 20th, 1934 - July 1st, 2014 80 Years

Lakeland- Dick Turnbull died on July 1, 2014 at Lakeland Hospice House of complications from cancer. He was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1934 to Clara Howard Turnbull and Thomas Turnbull III. He was the youngest of three children, and as a youth enjoyed spending his summers in the Adirondacks swimming, hiking and boating. Dick attended prep school at Ridley College in St. Catharine’s, Ontario and the Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts. Dick loved music and sang his en ... 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

Joanne R. Walker

October 23rd, 1931 - July 24th, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic Joanne R. Walker, 82 Lakeland – Joanne Walker, 82, passed away on July 24, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 19... Read more

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Rochelle "Shelley" Pickett Winebarger

June 14th, 1965 - July 24th, 2014 49 Years

Obit pic Rochelle “Shelley” Pickett Winebarger 49 Rochelle Pickett Winebarger passed away July 24, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice of cancer. Shelley was... Read more

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James Grady Fields

October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years

Obit pic James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL... Read more

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Deloris Maxine Grady

February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years

Obit pic Deloris Maxine Grady, 86 Accountant Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Cente... Read more

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John Thomas Cline

October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years

Obit pic John Thomas Cline, 96 Owner – JT Cline Citrus Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Fac... Read more

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George B. Asche

April 29th, 1936 - July 15th, 2014 78 Years

Obit pic George Asche Obit George Burdette Asche, 78, of Lakeland, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on July 15, due to complications from cancer... Read more

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Gloria M. Jarvis

November 5th, 1916 - July 14th, 2014 97 Years

Obit pic Gloria M. Jarvis, 97 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Gloria M. Jarvis died on July 14, 2014 at her home due to natural causes. She was born November 5, ... Read more

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Ronald Lance

October 28th, 1939 - July 14th, 2014 74 Years

Obit pic Ronald B. Lance RV Repairman Lakeland - Ronald Lance died on July 14, 2014 due to COPD. He was born on Oct. 28, 1939 in Flint, MI. The family mov... Read more

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Avon Mann Trask

August 25th, 1923 - July 14th, 2014 90 Years

Obit pic Avon Mann ‘Bud’ Trask, 90 LAKELAND - Avon “Bud” M. Trask, 90, of Lakeland, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House from complications of A... Read more

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Roger Alan James, Sr.

November 10th, 1940 - July 11th, 2014 73 Years

Obit pic Roger Alan James, Sr., 74 Electronics Engineer Lakeland – Mr. Roger A. James, Sr., of Lakeland passed away on July 11, 2014 due to heart fail... Read more

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Randy Veteto

April 8th, 1957 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Obit pic Randy A Veteto, 57 Randy entered eternal life on July 11, after a 10-month battle with cancer. Originally from Monticello, IL, Randy and family move... Read more

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Mary E. Napoletan

September 5th, 1921 - July 11th, 2014 92 Years

Obit pic Mary E. Napoletan, 92 Realtor Lakeland – Mary E. Napoletan passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2014 due to natural causes. Mary was born on Se... Read more

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Stages of Grief

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Myths and Truth about Hospice Care

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