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Mom finds teenager's ashes in Wal-Mart bag
AP ^ | 8/30/2013

Posted on 09/02/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT by EBH

Edited 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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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: cremation

1 posted on 09/02/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

recycling.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 3:38:29 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough...)
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To: EBH

If she would have paid extra they would have used a bag from a high priced store.


3 posted on 09/02/2013 3:39:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: EBH

Respectful people use bags from Macy’s.


4 posted on 09/02/2013 3:39:44 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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To: EBH

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.


5 posted on 09/02/2013 3:40:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: EBH

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.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 3:40:51 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: EBH

“... 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.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 3:41:31 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: EBH
After reading the story...she making a mountain out of a mole hill....

The mother must still be grieving...

8 posted on 09/02/2013 3:43:39 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Chickensoup

Have these guys no grasp of protocol?? You’re supposed to use at least a Nordstrom bag for the deceased.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 3:44:30 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: EBH

To be fair, they did ask first if she wanted paper or plastic.


10 posted on 09/02/2013 3:46:35 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Still Thinking

Have these guys no grasp of protocol?? You’re supposed to use at least a Nordstrom bag for the deceased.

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In the recycling world a plastic bag is a plastic bad. A bane to the enviroment and more monies to the oil companies.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 3:47:00 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough...)
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To: EBH

The sad thing is that they may not even be her son’s remains.


12 posted on 09/02/2013 3:48:10 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EBH

Who gets a loved one’s cremation urn and opens it?


13 posted on 09/02/2013 3:50:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EBH

Next time she should specify “paper”


14 posted on 09/02/2013 3:51:07 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sherman Logan

or Abercombie and Hollister


15 posted on 09/02/2013 3:51:49 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


16 posted on 09/02/2013 3:52:19 PM PDT by EBH (Is Damascus on the Eve of Destruction? Isaiah 17)
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To: EBH

If she was in Maryland, they would have arrested her for having a plastic bag.


17 posted on 09/02/2013 3:53:23 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Lancey Howard
He said he cut the bags so they didn't show any store name or logo. Bronner says it was recognizable as a Wal-Mart bag.

She wouldn't be any happier if he had used a Glad bag.

18 posted on 09/02/2013 3:54:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


19 posted on 09/02/2013 3:55:10 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: trisham
The sad thing is that they may not even be her son’s remains.

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.

20 posted on 09/02/2013 3:55:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: 21twelve

“It could have been worse - glad he didn’t have a box of condoms laying around.”

A condom with a hole in it, just like he started out.

Sorry.


21 posted on 09/02/2013 3:55:24 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Lancey Howard
Who gets a loved one’s cremation urn and opens it?

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!

22 posted on 09/02/2013 3:55:24 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: EBH

Was the Wal-Mart smiley face turned in or out?


23 posted on 09/02/2013 3:56:15 PM PDT by twister881
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To: SamAdams76

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.


24 posted on 09/02/2013 3:57:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lancey Howard
"Who gets a loved one’s cremation urn and opens it?"

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... ;-)

25 posted on 09/02/2013 3:57:30 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: trisham

You are correct. Funeral home business is shot thru with fraud & corruption .


26 posted on 09/02/2013 3:59:02 PM PDT by twister881
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To: EBH
What's with a plastic bag? Didn't the undertaker know there's a danger that the son could be asphyxiated?

Oh, wait......

Leni

27 posted on 09/02/2013 4:02:05 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: svcw

“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.


28 posted on 09/02/2013 4:09:21 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: EBH

Why would anyone want to open the urn?


29 posted on 09/02/2013 4:24:13 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


30 posted on 09/02/2013 4:26:00 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: EBH

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!


31 posted on 09/02/2013 4:30:22 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Popman

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...)


32 posted on 09/02/2013 4:35:32 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Don 't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference)
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To: Lancey Howard

Not unless you’re going to scatter the ashes.


33 posted on 09/02/2013 4:36:16 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Don 't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference)
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To: EBH

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.


34 posted on 09/02/2013 4:57:02 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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For what it costs to cremate a body you would think they could at least use Ziplock.

She really just upset she lost her boy. Anything is a target right now.

35 posted on 09/02/2013 4:59:18 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: EBH

Yes a bag from Victoria’s secret would have had a lot more class.


36 posted on 09/02/2013 5:36:20 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: catnipman

Maybe one day Walmart will offer Crematorium services.

Over in the back where they keep the tires, and fill the propane bottles.


37 posted on 09/02/2013 5:40:32 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer
Costco here in Indiana sells caskets - good prices too.


38 posted on 09/02/2013 5:44:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: EBH

Not a Michigan fan eh?


39 posted on 09/02/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: EBH

If she’s thinking lawsuit, it isn’t worth it.


40 posted on 09/02/2013 6:20:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: EBH

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.


41 posted on 09/02/2013 6:58:34 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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what’s really sick here is dividing the body that way, what is wrong with these people


42 posted on 09/02/2013 7:07:34 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Lancey Howard

ever seen Meet the Fokers


43 posted on 09/02/2013 7:08:39 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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