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.
“It could have been worse - glad he didnt have a box of condoms laying around.”
A condom with a hole in it, just like he started out.
I don't know. But I had an LOL moment.
I have my mothers remains. If I were to open it and find she had been placed in a Wal-Mart bag....I can't help but think she'd laugh right along with me! She loved Wal-Mart!
Don't get me wrong. I loved my mom. But those ashes are not my mom!
Was the Wal-Mart smiley face turned in or out?
I’m sure that some places are reputable, but I have heard of others that have treated their work with no respect or care for the deceased. It’s horrible.
Lots of people want their ashes spread on ground they loved while they were alive. My cousin wants his ashes placed in a bottle of bubble bath and sent to Sandra Bullock's house... ;-)
You are correct. Funeral home business is shot thru with fraud & corruption .
“I find her story suspect.”
Me too. My Dad’s ashes were in a special paper and plastic container made especially for the mortuary. He insisted we go as cheaply as possible. (Really. He didn’t want us wasting a cent.) If that was as cheap as they could go, it was still very professional and nicely done.
Why would anyone want to open the urn?
My mom wanted her ashes thrown into the pacific ocean, my dad on the mountains over looking the ocean at sun set....that’s why
Its not them, its just ashes.
Well, at least she didn’t find them in a Walmart bag IN a Walmart store, which was the first vision that flashed through my brain when I first read the headline!
I lost a son, and I understand that she’s upset, but really....what difference does it make??? (i can’t believe that I just used those words...)
Not unless you’re going to scatter the ashes.
Walmart, Target, Macy’s? I can even see Ziploc and Glad joining in.
Everyone is gonna want a piece of this marketing fight to be the bag of choice to carry the dead.
She really just upset she lost her boy. Anything is a target right now.
Yes a bag from Victoria’s secret would have had a lot more class.
Maybe one day Walmart will offer Crematorium services.
Over in the back where they keep the tires, and fill the propane bottles.
Not a Michigan fan eh?
If she’s thinking lawsuit, it isn’t worth it.
My brother-in-law donated his body to a medical school and about a year later his cremated remains were returned bagged in a plastic bag in a cardboard box. The local undertaker transferred the ashes to an urn for burial.
what’s really sick here is dividing the body that way, what is wrong with these people
ever seen Meet the Fokers
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