Funeral Home Sent Wrong Body To Church

The blue suit and black boots were right,
but mourners at a retired Philadelphia trucker's funeral were
staring at the wrong body.

Relatives of 80-year-old Kenneth "Tex" Roberts had spent two
hours greeting mourners at a South Philadelphia church Tuesday
before the funeral home admitted it had sent the wrong body. It
then rushed to replace the casket.

The relatives had been suspicious all along that the body wasn't

Rhonda Wearing, Roberts' 52-year-old daughter, says the man
looked older than her father. And she says the person had been
killed, while her father died of a heart attack.

Wearing calls the mix-up traumatic.

The funeral home declined to comment to The Associated Press.

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  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:17 PM
    WITN. Why was my name changed to anonymous on august 24, 09?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 24, 2009 at 07:46 AM
    Wearing calls the mix-up traumatic. Uh oh, in layman's term, a "law suit" waiting to happen. However, this family should not sue, but they should be ashamed that they are considering any action to sue. The article mentioned that the mourners cried over the wrong body. Did these selfish mourner realize that the wrong man's family was also greiving, as well. People find it in your heart to forgive this human error. Please don't embrass your DEAD uncle.
  • by jr Location: bath on Aug 24, 2009 at 02:55 AM
    things like that CAN happen. and to anyone. i went to the wrong funeral one time. 'course, that's a long story, fit for a winter's night, with a fire and a glass.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2009 at 05:14 AM
    Sounds like the family sure cared about this man! The Funeral home made a mistake,but what about the family?They are the one's who appear "scatter brained".
  • by kkier Location: newport on Aug 22, 2009 at 05:49 PM
    sounds like this funeral is on the house
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Aug 22, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    I think that if the body in the casket didn't look like my dad at all I would be asking questions. Sounds like the daughter was a ditz.
  • by sam Location: farmville on Aug 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM
    Didn't anyone know what the Philadelphia trucker looked like??? HELLO>
  • by Mike Location: Richlands on Aug 22, 2009 at 07:13 AM
    They're getting sued.

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