Skip to comments.Man's ashes found among items donated to Salvation Army
Posted on 06/02/2005 7:05:17 PM PDT by kingattax
WAUKEGAN, Ill. Officials at a Salvation Army center in northern Illinois are hoping someone will come forward to reclaim an unusual donation. It seems someone dropped off a box containing the cremated remains of a man named Homer Oglesby at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Waukegan.
Center administrator Pamela Church says the ashes were found when workers were sorting through a larger donation made several weeks ago. She says it's obviously a mistake and she's hoping his family comes forward to claim them.
Oglesby was almost 90 when he died in Waukegan in November of 2003.
Church says -- if the ashes aren't claimed -- workers will conduct a ceremony and scatter them.
Sounds like a kick in the ash for poor Homer.
"...she's hoping his family comes forward to claim them."
You would think the SA would be making an effort to contact the family. It should not be difficult to find them.
A baseball urn holds the remains of Lily Moy, who loved baseball. Behind the baseball is a scene of television stars, because she loved TV.
Family members of Homer Oglesby are glad hes back with them after a granddaughter retrieved the mans ashes Thursday morning from the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Waukegan. [snip]
Along with ashes came a certificate from the company that did the cremation. It says Oglesby was born in Homer, Ga., and died at the age of 90 in Waukegan on Nov. 11, 2003.
Celeste Oglesby asked her husband where the ashes were because they wanted to scatter them in his back yard, but apparently the box of ashes was scooped up by the Salvation Army along with several other donations made after cleaning out the home of Homers deceased daughter.
Looks like Homer made it back home.
This story reminds me of the old joke (but true story) in our family.
My grandmother was notorious for being a pack-rat. Well, her husband had passed away, and she had him cremated. Very shortly thereafter, she moved into a condo directly next door to my aunt. So, in a huff, much of her belongings were packed away, and off she went.
It was almost two years before she could find poor old Frank in storage....
thanks.....good news for the family
The poor b_st_rd's lucky his parents didn't have him in Piscataway NJ. :)
If Frank's remains had been put into a beer stein, would he be known as Frank-in-stein?
Curious minds want to know.
Frankly, no. Unless we're talking only one stein.
Make that Einstein.