STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Indiana family sues funeral home, alleging botched funeral

The children of an Indiana woman are suing a Muncie funeral home, alleging that her remains and funeral arrangements were mishandled.

Posted: Dec. 22, 2017 9:49 AM

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The children of an Indiana woman are suing a Muncie funeral home, alleging that her remains and funeral arrangements were mishandled.

The Delaware County lawsuit filed on behalf of Mary Opal Eviston’s six children names StoneMor Indiana LLC, the corporate owner of Garden View Funeral Home. The Mooreland, Indiana, woman was 85 when she died in April.

The Star Press reports the suit seeking unspecified damages says the head of the stretcher fell to the ground as funeral home staffers were moving her body and one of Eviston’s sons witnessed that.

It details several alleged problems with her April 14 funeral, including that relatives found another person’s body in the custom-ordered casket they’d purchased for Eviston.

A spokesman for StoneMor Indiana LLC says the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

___

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 32°
Kokomo
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 34°
Rensselaer
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 32°
Fowler
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 32°
Williamsport
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 29°
Crawfordsville
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 33°
Frankfort
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 33°
Delphi
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 30°
Monticello
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 30°
Logansport
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 30°
Clear and Warmer Wednesday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events