Postal Service returns wife's remains to Ohio man

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Posted: Nov 14, 2014 12:45 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A package containing an Ohio woman's cremated remains has been delivered to her family after they were lost in the mail.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/11o3lOS ) reports that the package was discovered early Friday morning at a processing facility in Michigan.

A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says the agency searched for the ashes throughout Ohio and neighboring states. The spokesman, David Van Allen, says the package was placed on a truck and sent directly to the family's home in Columbus.

Barbara Kirkendall died Nov. 5 at a Cleveland hospital. The 80-year-old woman's remains were supposed to be delivered to her husband but didn't arrive before her funeral services this week.

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Family members say her husband plans to spend one last weekend with her before her burial next week in Dayton.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com