Lawsuit says Michigan cemetery made burial mistake

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

KALAMAZOO, Mich. A lawsuit seeking $10 million says a mix-up at a southwestern Michigan cemetery led a couple to be buried apart instead of under a headstone inscribed with the words "Together For Ever."

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports ( ) the lawsuit filed in March in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court says Alfred Phillips was buried at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park South following his 1989 death, but the headstone was placed over the wrong plot.

The lawsuit says his wife Marion Phillips visited the plot marked by the headstone until her 2002 death, and family members made regular trips to the site. Marion Phillips was buried under the headstone, it says, and the mix-up was discovered in 2011.

The couple's daughter Myra Fish sued. The cemetery says it can't comment on an ongoing lawsuit.

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