Florence resident Joe C. Heath died July 11. Born Jan. 27, 1939, in Wichita to Elmer and Henrietta Gage Heath, he was retired from Agco, where he worked many years.
He had lived in Florence since the early 1980s.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Florence; two sons, Rodney of Newton and Elmer of El Dorado; a daughter, Neva Kreutziger of Hillsboro; a sister, Anna Schwarzin of Heppner, Ore.; a half brother, Melvin Gilchrist of New Mexico; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
No services are scheduled at this time.