Woman waits nearly a year for mom’s headstone to be placed

Better Call Jackson

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — It can be a challenge dealing with business functions during a time of grief.

That was the case for Brenda Hinerman.

She decided she Better Call Jackson concerning the placement of her mother’s headstone at a Logan cemetery.

“I’m not a very outspoken person but I’m to the point where I want something done for my mother’s ake and my brother.”, said Hinerman.

Brenda shelled out more than $3,500 for her mother’s headstone in July 2017, to be placed next to Brenda’s brother.

After repeated calls to Columbus Art Memorial, Brenda was told that around the first of the year, the headstone would be installed. When she made a visit on Memorial Day of 2018, she was disappointed.

She found the headstone on someone else’s site.

Better Call Jackson spoke with the co-owner of the cemetery, Joan Ellinger, and was told the placement of the grave marker is the responsibility of the cemetery and not Columbus Art Memorial., the maker of the stone.  We were told, the cemetery only pours cement a few times a month and that Hinerman’s headstone would be set the following week.

As promised, when Brenda returned she found the headstone placed correctly in the correct spot.

In this case, there seems to be some miscommunication. Mike Jackson spoke with a representative of Columbus Art Memorial who says rules vary depending on the cemetery and in this case, there was a miscommunication with Brenda, but now, everyone is satisfied.

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