Every Lifetime
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Arthur Oesterle | October 24th, 1947 - January 15th, 2017 69 Years

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Kermit Craig | December 19th, 1929 - January 15th, 2017 87 Years

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Catherine Weis | February 12th, 1940 - January 12th, 2017 76 Years

Lakeland - Katie Weis died on 1/12/17. Services will be held at 10 am Thursday 1/19/17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 210 W Lemon Street. ... Read more

Olive Katherine White Gambrell | June 8th, 1924 - January 9th, 2017 92 Years

Lakeland - Olive Katherine White Gambrell, passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 9, 2017 as a result from complications from Parkinson's disease. She was born June 8, 1924, in Anniston, Alabama, to Ernest Edgar White and Vashti Earl Richey White. She lived in Birmingham, Alabama, during her childhood years and married her high school sweetheart, Carroll Blake Gambrell, Jr. during WWII. Olive earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in Library Science ... Read more

Clara Louise Bevis Fulton | July 3rd, 1935 - January 4th, 2017 81 Years

Clara Louise Bevis Fulton passed away early in the morning of January 4. She was 81. Clara was the firstborn child of Charlie and Jo Helen McCaskill Bevis. She was only two when her baby brother died; the Bevises went on to have four more children, but “Sissy” always felt a special responsibility to succeed. She graduated from Florida State University in 1957 (a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority), married Ben Fulton, and moved from Tallahassee to Stuart, Florida. They had two children, ... Read more

Richard Roy Hamann | April 12th, 1929 - January 2nd, 2017 87 Years

Richard Roy Hamann died on 1/2/2017 at LRMH. Viewing will be 1/5/2017 at 1 p.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel with services at 1:30 p.m. ... Read more

Carl Warner Adams | June 23rd, 1928 - January 2nd, 2017 88 Years

Lakeland – Carl W. Adams passed away January 2, 2017, due to complications with dementia. He was employed by Mobil Chemical for over 29 years as General Maintenance Supervisor. He was a member of Medulla Baptist Church and DeSoto Lodge No.105 in Riverview. He’s survived by his wife, Nina of 68 years; three sons, Steve W. Adams (Melissa); Donnie W. Adams (Brilla); Ronnie W. Adams and one daughter, Connie J. Alby with fiancé, Brian Woodward; and 5 grandchildren. He was precede ... Read more

Donald S. Wasilewski | April 10th, 1938 - January 2nd, 2017 78 Years

Donald S. Wasilewski, 78 Professional Engineer Lakeland- Donald S. Wasilewski, P.E., 78, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at Good Shepherd Hospice. Don was born April 10, 1938, in LaSalle, Illinois, the oldest son of Stanley and Irene Wasilewski. Don attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and obtained his mechanical engineering degree in 1961. On January 30, 1960, Don married Valerie Kierczynski in Peru, Illinois, and they had two sons, Don ... Read more

Janet G. Boyett | August 21st, 1928 - January 1st, 2017 88 Years

Janet G. Boyett, 88 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Janet G. Boyett died on January 1, 2017 at Savannah Cottage. She was born August 21, 1928 in Lakeland, Florida. Janet was a member of the Lake Gibson Church of Christ. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, George M. Boyett. Survivors include 2 sons, Bud (Linda) Boyett, Lakeland and Stanley Boyett, Lakeland. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 520 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801. The family will ... Read more

Elijah Paul Harrison | November 23rd, 2015 - December 31st, 2016 1 Years

Elijah Paul Harrison passed away 12/31/2016. Services will be held on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 6 pm at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 South Ingraham Ave. ... Read more

Laura Michelle Amick | March 26th, 1990 - December 29th, 2016 26 Years

Laura Michelle Amick, age 26 of Lakeland, FL passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Laura was known for her joyful spirit and caring heart. Laura graduated from Lakeland Senior High School in 2008. Then, attended the University of South Florida and was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority. She earned her LPN from Galen College of Nursing in Tampa in 2012 and aspired to be a nurse who made an impact on her patients’ lives on a daily basis. Laura is remembered among friends and f ... Read more

Hazel Eunice Baker | March 31st, 1928 - December 29th, 2016 88 Years

Visitation: January 1, 2017 from 2-3 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City Service: January 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City Hazel Eunice Baker Hazel Eunice Baker, born March 31, 1928, the first child to Hazel Alice Combee and Walter Maxwell went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2016. She was a life resident of Lakeland, Florida. She was the wife of Willie O. Baker for 65 years until his death in 2011. She was a homemaker and a mother to 7 c ... Read more

Howard Thomas Jones | August 10th, 1925 - December 29th, 2016 91 Years

Howard Jones Loving Father and Husband Lakeland – Howard Jones, 91, passed away on December 29, 2016. He was born in Wilmington, Ohio on August 10, 1925. He is survived by his wife Ferol and three sons, Chip Jones, Clay Jones, and Randy Jones. He was a retired insurance salesman. Services are to be announced. ... Read more

Harriet Owens McIntosh | October 16th, 1921 - December 27th, 2016 95 Years

Harriet Owens McIntosh died peacefully Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, Florida at age 95. Born in Palm Beach on October 16, 1921 to James Marion Owens and Willa Bazemore Owens, Harriet cherished growing up by the ocean and her summers at the family’s farm in Clayton, GA. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach and in 1939 graduated from Palm Beach High School where she was voted Best All Around and excelled in state ch ... 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

Arthur Oesterle

October 24th, 1947 - January 15th, 2017 69 Years

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Kermit Craig

December 19th, 1929 - January 15th, 2017 87 Years

Obit pic Pending... Read more

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Catherine Weis

February 12th, 1940 - January 12th, 2017 76 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Katie Weis died on 1/12/17. Services will be held at 10 am Thursday 1/19/17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 210 W Lemon Street. ... Read more

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Olive Katherine White Gambrell

June 8th, 1924 - January 9th, 2017 92 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Olive Katherine White Gambrell, passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 9, 2017 as a result from complications from ... Read more

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Clara Louise Bevis Fulton

July 3rd, 1935 - January 4th, 2017 81 Years

Obit pic Clara Louise Bevis Fulton passed away early in the morning of January 4. She was 81. Clara was the firstborn child of Charlie and Jo Helen McCas... Read more

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Richard Roy Hamann

April 12th, 1929 - January 2nd, 2017 87 Years

Obit pic Richard Roy Hamann died on 1/2/2017 at LRMH. Viewing will be 1/5/2017 at 1 p.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel with services at 1:30 p.m. ... Read more

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Carl Warner Adams

June 23rd, 1928 - January 2nd, 2017 88 Years

Obit pic Lakeland – Carl W. Adams passed away January 2, 2017, due to complications with dementia. He was employed by Mobil Chemical for over 29 years as ... Read more

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Donald S. Wasilewski

April 10th, 1938 - January 2nd, 2017 78 Years

Obit pic Donald S. Wasilewski, 78 Professional Engineer Lakeland- Donald S. Wasilewski, P.E., 78, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away Monday, January 2, 201... Read more

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Janet G. Boyett

August 21st, 1928 - January 1st, 2017 88 Years

Obit pic Janet G. Boyett, 88 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Janet G. Boyett died on January 1, 2017 at Savannah Cottage. She was born August 21, 1928 in Lakeland... Read more

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Elijah Paul Harrison

November 23rd, 2015 - December 31st, 2016 1 Years

Obit pic Elijah Paul Harrison passed away 12/31/2016. Services will be held on Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 6 pm at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 South Ingraham ... Read more

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Laura Michelle Amick

March 26th, 1990 - December 29th, 2016 26 Years

Obit pic Laura Michelle Amick, age 26 of Lakeland, FL passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Laura was known for her joyful spirit and caring heart. L... Read more

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Hazel Eunice Baker

March 31st, 1928 - December 29th, 2016 88 Years

Obit pic Visitation: January 1, 2017 from 2-3 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City Service: January 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church ... Read more

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Upcoming Events

October Grief Series:
Grief 101

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
October 4, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

October Grief Series:
Stages of Grief

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
October 11, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

October Grief Series:
The New Normal

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
October 18, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


Space is Limited

6th Annual Service of Remembrance


6:30 pm
November 29, 2016

We remember and honor our loved ones.


Space is Limited

 
 
 

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