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Idaho Woman Learns Mom's Ashes Were Never Buried

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise woman who thought she had been visiting her mother's gravesite has learned that the ashes have been on a funeral home shelf for months.

After Martha Brennan died in January, daughter Jean Fisher arranged a funeral service and has since visited the grave several times.

But last week, Cloverdale Funeral Home contacted Fisher and asked her what she wanted to do with the ashes. Fisher picked up the urn on Friday and says she is very upset.

The funeral home's managing partner, Bob Boetticher, says Cloverdale has no record of Fisher requesting the urn be delivered to the cemetery. Fisher swears she did.

Boetticher says the cemetery should have contacted somebody. A Dry Creek employee told the Idaho Statesman that the situation was "silly" and "blown out of proportion."

 

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