Thursday, June 4, 2009


Many of you know that Hubby's grandmother passed away on Sunday. This was the mother of his dad who passed away in December 07. She was a wonderful woman who lived for her family. She was always glad for visits and enjoyed the grand kids so much. And if you ever left her place hungry it was your own fault.

A little background before the "Unbelievable" part:

Grandma V was married twice, her first husband (hubby's biological grandfather) was killed in the war when hubby's dad was very young. I think around 13 months old. She remarried many years later to Grandpa V and they had 3 more children. Therefore, she bought 3 plots so she could be buried between her husbands.

We had to travel out of town as she lived about 2-1/2 hours away. We had the calling hours on Tuesday and the funeral was on Wednesday. We had all of the services at the funeral home as it was raining and the cemetery was another half an hour away. After the service, we went to the church and had dinner and just hung around a little and talked. It was a really nice visit, despite the circumstances.

After we left Grandma's surviving kids went back to the funeral home to finish arrangements and then went to the cemetery before everyone had to leave town to head home.

When they got to the cemetery they found her plot had not been opened yet. Assuming that they were unable to dig because of the rain, they looked further and found that the buried her next to her mother instead of between her husbands.

Yes, you read that right, the cemetery took it upon themselves to change where she was to be buried. They did not speak to anyone about this. They decided that they did not have enough room to place her between her husbands and decided to bury her over by her mother instead. No they did not even attempt to dig to see if there was room. They just placed her somewhere else.

We are still waiting to hear what they are going to do to correct this. We feel that they sold her 3 plots and that if there truly indeed is not enough room, then they need to make room somehow.

We are still in shock that anyone would do this to begin with. I certainly hope that they correct this problem quickly without us having to go to court.

Have you ever heard of such a thing?



Jen said...

Never. How upsetting for her surviving family members. :(

Shannon said...

Oh how awful. I can not imagine how they could do such a thing. I am so sorry. :(

Dory said...

Wow... No, I've never heard of such a thing. I just can't believe it.

Becca said...

Oh my goodness that is just awful. I hope that they respect her wishes. I cannot imagine being so disrespected in death. I would be flipping furious. Big hugs!