Gaythee A. Lumapas, 49, of Lecanto, Fla., passed away Jan. 24, 2014, at Hospice House in Lecanto, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on Nov. 15, 1964, in Kankakee, Ill., to Gary and Margaret Young. She grew up in Cedar Lake, Ind., and graduated from the University of Illinois Circle Campus in Chicago. Gaythee was a registered occupational therapist.
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She was happily married to Fabian Lumapas for 20 years and was the mother of Mary and Rio Lumapas. She was active in the health care field and was on the Family Council of All Children's Hospital, where she and her daughter Mary helped with the planning of the new hospital. Gaythee participated in the Relay for Life cancer events and was the featured speaker for the 2013 Lecanto Relay. She enjoyed studying the Bible and attended Bible studies at her mother's church, the Hernando House of Power. Gaythee was Catholic.
She is survived by her husband Fabian; her daughter Mary and son Rio of Lecanto; her mother Margaret Young of Beverly Hills; sister Maralee Lockridge of Knox, Ind.; brother Danny (Tammi) Young of Dyer, Ind.; sister Vykke (Michael) Proud of Francesville, Ind.; and brother Gordon (Jenny) Young of Cedar Lake, Ind. She was a favorite aunt of numerous nephews and nieces because of her willingness to plan and have fun. They will miss her unique sense of humor.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lumapas will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Heinz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the hour of services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, Fla.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 26, 2014