Amazon.Com will sell caskets online in the First Quarter of 2010. They started carrying cremation urns from the same company that provided Wal Mart with the online caskets. This happened on November 10th, 2009.
In several weeks they will start selling Pet Urns and Keepsake Jewelry from the “Star Legacy Funeral Network” as well.
Star legacy cremation Urn on sale at Amazon.com
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“Star Legacy Funeral Network, the casket supplier to Wal-Mart, has reached an agreement with Internet giant Amazon.com to add an extensive line of cremation products to the site. The first wave of the rollout, 117 SKUs of cremation urns, appeared on Amazon.com on Nov. 10. In about two weeks the rest of Star Legacy’s cremation offerings — pet urns, jewelry and flowers — will be added.
Caskets distributed by Star Legacy are expected to appear on Amazon.com in the first quarter of 2010.” snippet from www.memorialjournal.com
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Walmart selling caskets online caused an internet funeral storm. Imagine what amazon selling caskets online will do! The sale of third party caskets online was predicted in the Funeral Book “Rest in Peace Insiders tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral” by R. Brian Burkhardt
The sale of Caskets by amazon.com was predicted at a lowercostfuneral.com blog along with some other events that have occurred this year.
Burr Oak Cemetery Remains closed but some funerals have been happening
Burr Oak Cemetery is conducting funerals now. This was reported by the Chicago Tribune. Sadly though. Cemetery reform has been stalled in the Illinois legislature, the State Senate. The neglectful owner company Perpetua Inc is still in charge and THE CEMETERY IS NOT OPENED TO THE PUBLIC.
Although some funeral services are resuming at Burr Oak Cemetery there is little consolation for Burr Oak Cemetery families.
At Burr Oak Cemetery Over 300 graves were desecrated, and bones were piled up at various locations around the cemetery,
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It is unclear why the cemetery decided to resume the burials but not open the doors to the general public. Repeated calls to Howard Korenthal, who was appointed to oversee the cemetery at the end of September, were not returned.
Spencer Leak Jr., co-owner of Leak and Sons Funeral Home in Chatham, said the funeral home had to keep four bodies since July because the family members wanted them to be buried at Burr Oak. Two weeks ago, they buried the last of the four.
Leak said he got calls every day from frustrated relatives, but there wasn’t much he could do. Finally, about a month and a half ago, he got the OK to start burying one person at the time. Donahue was one of them.