Rhea Chiles


Age: 84

widow of former Florida governor and three-term U.S. senator Lawton Chiles whose husband died unexpectedly in 1998 of heart disease a few weeks before his second term as governor was to end who pushed for the creation of the Florida House in Washington, D.C., which serves as a "state embassy" for Floridians and who also founded the Lawton Chiles Foundation, which provides support and public awareness for children's programs.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: December 1, 1930

Died: November 8, 2015

Anna Maria Island, Florida