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An Ohio Woman Found Her Teenage Son’s Cremated Remains In A Wal-Mart Bag

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Imagine being a parent who just had to live with the fact their child passed away. Now imagine being a parent going through all that pain and finding your son’s remains in a Wal-Mart bag. That’s exactly what happened to Nancy Bronner, of Amelia in southwestern Ohio.

According to WRAL, Bronner opened her son’s urn after his death last September and found his ashes tied up in a Wal-Mart bag.

“I don’t care who you are; it’s not right to put a human person’s ashes in a Wal-Mart bag,” Bronner told WCPO-TV. “You don’t do that to a parent who has lost their child. You don’t do that to anyone.”

So what was the excuse the funeral home used for why they decided to put a human beings remains in a shopping bag you ask?

Bob McDaniel of McDaniel Funeral Home in Dry Ridge, Ky., said that the family had asked him to divide the ashes in four containers that didn’t seal and had no bags, so he used what he had.

Thomas Mitchell, T.J.’s father and Bronner’s ex-husband, defended the funeral home’s decision and said he still keeps his son’s ashes in the original bag he was given.

“Was anything done maliciously? No,” he said. “It may have been a split second lack of judgment, but they were also looking out for our best interest because the containers we provided did not seal.”"

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