Ida C Hanmer-Swearengin

June 6, 1953May 1, 2020

Ida C Hanmer-Swearengin, 66, of Polk City passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at her home. She was born to the late Albert and Marion Hanmer on June 6, 1953 in Syracuse, NY and later moved to Florida with her family in 1980. Being a Home Health Aid for many years, Ida always put everyone’s needs before herself and cared for people no matter what.

She was a member of the VFW 8002 of Lakeland and Amvets Post 32 of Lakeland. Additionally to her parents, Ida is preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Rowe and Victoria Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Kittie Thomas; brothers, AJ, David, Tommy, Billy, Buddy and Jimmy; sisters, Donna Scott, Joann Hanmer and Lorrie Gnann; granddaughters, Ashley Matthews, Miracle Parrish and Emmie Thomas; great-grandchildren, Kenlie and Kaleb Matthews and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for the family from 10-10:30am. Friends will be welcomed at 10:30am at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home 2198 K-Ville Ave Auburndale, FL 33823. A graveside service will follow the visitation at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens 2200 K-Ville Ave Auburndale, FL 33823. Immediately following the service, the VFW 8002 will be holding a luncheon and all are welcomed, 9398 US HWY 98 N Lakeland, FL 33809. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mooseheart Charities with the link provided below.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020


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Margie Short

May 31, 2020

My friend Ida was a wonderful person and she is deeply missed. We liked to go to yard sales then we would all eat out.

Family and Friends you all have my Deepest Sympathy.

Ida went beyond the normal limits when it come to helping people. It was the little things she liked doing that made others happy and glad to know her.

Ida you will be deeply missed.

Bill Roberts

May 9, 2020

Ida took care of me even when others would not come out because of the virus. She was always sweet, kind and considerate of my needs. We had a lot of fun joking around. I would say “Ida, Ida, Ida” and she would say “Bill, Bill, Bill”. We prayed together for her brother-in-law who was in the hospital as well as for her daughter and two grandchildren. I grew to love Ida. She was more than a caregiver to me. She was never late and so that morning I knew there had to be something wrong. I cared about her and was always concerned for her welfare. I want to express my sympathy and condolences for her daughter, grandchildren and siblings. I already miss her.

Ron & Carol White

May 8, 2020

Ron and I were saddened to hear of Ida's passing. We got to know her at VFW 8002. She was an Awesome worker and Friend, always with a smile and a joke. We loved her!!!! God Bless you Kittie with Many Peaceful Loving Memories!!!😢😥😓❤❤❤

Heather (Bertrand) Peck

May 8, 2020

Many childhood memories with Ida and the Rowe Family. May she Rest In Peace. God Bless Kitty and the entire family.

Brandy Benderman

May 6, 2020

Ida you will be greatly missed my all who knew you. You were always such a good friend with a heart of gold. You always went above and beyond for anyone that ever needed a little help. You always stood up for what was right even if you had to stand alone. I will miss our long talks and your laugh so much. May you rest in piece my dear friend

Tamara Jackson

May 6, 2020

SIP ”Utopia IDA Mae, ‘This one time we have lost a real Trooper, every time she walk in the office her smile light up the room she was always full of joy and laughter, This one really took everyone by surprise but you will truly be missed by your co workers, patients , and friends from Utopia Home Care. We will miss dearly and will always remember the love that you share with all of your patients Ida we will always Love you and you will always be apart of the utopia legacies.

Paige Roberts

May 4, 2020

Ida was my father in law’s primary caretaker for the past several months and had been working with him nearly every day since last year. We all loved her and he appreciated her help but also her friendship. She is greatly missed.


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