START TODAY, STEDMAN!
AN EXORBITANT COST
The below email was received yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss and had no idea the amount of money LNP charges. The link to her obituary online is here but I honestly don’t know if you can read it without a subscription to LNP. Thank you for writing.
I realize that, in the larger scheme of things, the cost of obituaries is probably not a priority, considering all of the local political issues that are currently in the news. Our daughter committed suicide on October 4th and died on October 7th. She suffered for 10 years from anorexia – a disease that very few people understand. As a family, we wanted to be honest in her obituary, so we noted her 10 year fight and the resulting suicide. As any family desires, we wanted to tell her story of 29 years and so we wrote as brief a synopsis of her short life as possible. (I am sure you can read it in the Friday paper dated October 12) Our bill for her obituary was almost $900.00. We had the ability to pay but what about all of those people who want their loved ones recognized and can’t afford these exorbitant costs. What’s going on?
Nancy C. Barton