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Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home & Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens


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Memorable personalities deserve tributes to match. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale, Florida, tailors each memorial service with thoughtfulness to make a lasting impression. Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, our sister location, offers you and your guests the added convenience of burial, eliminating the need for off-site travel after the service.

Families from Winter Haven to Lakeland depend on Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home and Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens to guide them through the full range of burial, cremation and cemetery services available. It is our privilege to serve you.







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Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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Funeral home for all

Reception room at Ott-Laughlin Funeral HomeEveryone has a trait that defines their personality. Whether it is an appreciation for disco, fine wine or the open road, our attentive funeral directors specialize in taking your inspiration and weaving it into a service that reflects the passions of a lifetime. Military funerals, traditional religious ceremonies and upbeat celebrations of life are among our areas of expertise.

Our flexible reception areas adapt to create the ambiance you desire, from an intimate gathering of immediate family to a lively reunion of friends from near and far. People from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures experience a warm welcome in our chapel. Give us your vision of catering, music and decor, and we will do our best to meet every final wish.

We honor veterans

Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home and Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens

Mausoleum at Glen Abbey Memorial GardensGive your family the comforting reassurance of a cemetery burial at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, located at 2200 K Ville Avenue. Options include interment of cremated remains, above-ground entombment and family estates that create a place for generations to return in remembrance. Our cemetery team can guide you through monument selection, as well as finding the right garden for a final resting place.

Please contact us anytime if you have an immediate need or wish to tour our memorial park.


Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens began as a cemetery in Auburndale, Florida. In the early 1950s, Glen Abbey was established to serve the surrounding communities of Winter Haven and Lackland, giving Florida families a local burial option. In the mid-1980s, expansion saw the addition of a funeral home.

Dedicated funeral and memorial services

Powell Ott and Victor Laughlin founded Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in 1933, creating a funeral home in Winter Haven to serve local Florida families. They conducted their first funeral on August 5 of that year. Together, they served families at the funeral home together until Ott was called to duty in World War II. Laughlin retired in the early 1950s, while Ott continued at the funeral home until 6 weeks before his death in 1998.

Although his name was never on the door, Edmond Viertel was a faithful colleague. He started working for the funeral home in 1935 and worked up until his death in 1995. Eddie G. Allen met Ott in the early 1980s, crediting him as the reason he joined the funeral profession today. Over the years, Eddie witnessed Ott’s compassion and patience with families in their time of loss. He was a true Southern gentleman and a mentor to Eddie, who retired in 2019 but will also have a lasting impact on the business.

It is with great honor and respect that we carry on this legacy to the families we serve. Today, Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home specializes in providing tailored memorial services that truly reflect the life and times of our residents.


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