Ohio man says wife’s remains were lost in the mail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it isn’t sure what happened to a package containing an
Ohio woman’s cremated remains, which were supposed to be delivered to her husband but never arrived.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1xkF49q )
reports 80-year-old Barbara Kirkendall died Nov. 5 at a Cleveland hospital, apparently because of a
blood infection. Her remains were sent to her Columbus-area home after the autopsy and cremation.

Norman Kirkendall says he was scheduled to receive his wife’s ashes by noon last Saturday. He says he
waited for hours, but the package never showed up.

Spokesman David Van Allen says the Postal Service is conducting a "vigilant search."

Kirkendall’s family attended a funeral Thursday without the remains, but her husband says the planned
military burial is postponed until the ashes are found.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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