Widow alleges cremation service delivered wrong remains

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

CHARLESTON — A widow is suing  a cremation service, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

Wilma Bennett filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against Keystone Cremation Alliance LLC, alleging, the defendant wrongfully delivered the remains of another person.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 28, 2017, Bennett contracted with Keystone for the cremation of her late husband Luther Garfield Bennett Sr. On Oct. 18, 2017, the suit says, the urn delivered by the defendant to the plaintiff contained the remains of Kenneth P. Bennett, someone other than her late husband. 

Bennett says has suffered severe emotional distress, indignity, embarrassment and mental anguish. The plaintiff alleges Keystone Cremation Alliance, despite providing information not to contact her, by its agent/owner Kelly Corridoni has called and threatened and treated Bennett in a manner that lacked total decency.

Bennett seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, interest, court costs and other just and equitable relief. She is represented by attorney Steven S. Wolfe of Wolfe, White & Associates in Logan.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 2:18-CV-02180

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