When her husband of 22 years died some 26 years ago, the widow bought the plot next to his. She wanted to spend eternity next to her late husband until upon visiting the cemetery, she found her grave being occupied. It seems that the new owners of the cemetery had sold the same plot of land twice, leaving the widow to make some mind challenging and emotional decisions.

Here is what the widow must decide:

Dignity, the company which owns the cemetery confirms Lillas’ plot was double sold, but they insist it happened in the eighties, well before they took over the cemetery. Lillas says they suggested digging up Durwood and moving him. She doesn’t want to do that.

“This has been terribly hard because I don’t want my children to see this dug up because they’d be damaged,” said Lillas.

The cemetery management told her that digging up the woman buried in her spot isn’t an option. They suggested Lillas be buried in the same plot above Durwood.

“I said I was never going to be on top of Durwood’s grave. He was very against that,” said Lillas.

Dignity tells us in a statement:

“We are deeply sorry for any distress this situation has caused the Hawkins family. We are doing everything we can to resolve the issue to the Hawkins family’s satisfaction.”

The widow is meeting with the officials at the cemetery next week to see if the situation can be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.

What would you do if this happened to you or your family?

Comments welcome.

Source – CBS 13 Sacramento Local News