Family sues Muncie funeral home, alleging botched funeral

December 22, 2017

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. Eviston, of Mooreland, Indiana, was 85 when she died in April.

The Star Press reported the suit seeks unspecified damages. It 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.

The suit 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 said the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.



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