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
his.

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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