Skip to comments.Mom finds teenager's ashes in Wal-Mart bag
Posted on 09/02/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT by EBHEdited on 09/02/2013 3:40:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
AMELIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who found her teenage son's cremated remains in a plastic shopping bag inside an urn is talking about how she's upset with the Kentucky funeral home that handled the ashes.
Nancy Bronner, of Amelia in southwestern Ohio, said she was disgusted to open her son's urn after his death last September only to find his ashes tied up in a Wal-Mart bag.
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If she would have paid extra they would have used a bag from a high priced store.
Respectful people use bags from Macy’s.
Let’s send her a “Target” bag if she’s too good for Wal-Mart. Bet she’d complain if he’d used a garbage bag, instead.
hum? Both my parents were cremated, and inside the urn was a plastic bag, that was more like a zip lock bag but was form fitting the particular urn.
I find her story suspect.
“... in containers that didn’t seal and had no bags, so he used what he had.”
It could have been worse - glad he didn’t have a box of condoms laying around.
The mother must still be grieving...
Have these guys no grasp of protocol?? You’re supposed to use at least a Nordstrom bag for the deceased.
To be fair, they did ask first if she wanted paper or plastic.
Have these guys no grasp of protocol?? Youre supposed to use at least a Nordstrom bag for the deceased.
In the recycling world a plastic bag is a plastic bad. A bane to the enviroment and more monies to the oil companies.
The sad thing is that they may not even be her son’s remains.
Who gets a loved one’s cremation urn and opens it?
Next time she should specify “paper”
or Abercombie and Hollister
My Aunt did. Seems Uncle Ed wanted the dogs to be buried with him...so she put their ashes in with him before he went to the cemetery.
If she was in Maryland, they would have arrested her for having a plastic bag.
She wouldn't be any happier if he had used a Glad bag.
You can now buy mini urns for other family members and even necklaces that hold a small amount of ashes. I had a mini urn filled for my daughter when her great grandmother passed. The cremains were to be buried and she wanted to have her now urn to keep. This wasn’t something the funeral home did so we opened it and I asked a friend to do it for me.
I always wondered that about cremation. How could you know for sure? If they can mix up newborn babies in hospitals, you know it must be going on in the crematoriums.
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