Help for uninsured Mother’s funerary costs

Hello all, my mom died on Saturday afternoon in Kentucky (I am in Ohio). I am absolutely devastated. To make matters worse,this morning I was informed by her local funeral home that her life insurance policy has lapsed in May... it was only a small one, $5000- which would have been enough to bury her and have a service, but now I am forced down the road to cremation. $1910 is what they want for that. This will be the second time I’ve had to pay for an uninsured loved one in the past 2 years. My brother killed himself in jail in January 2019 and my mom knew how hard that was for me to pay for. I am really struggling with how she could knowingly let her policy lapse when she had COPD, congestive heart failure and just general bad health. Her payment was only $29.00 a month and I had even offered to keep it paid for her, but she always assured me that she had it taken care of. I have two young children and a husband who works in a tire shop. We are far from wealthy but receive no cash benefits or food stamps. We are lower middle class. This is such a hard time for most people and I understand if no one can afford to help, but if you are able and willing to help in any way you will have my eternal gratitude. Thank you for reading this. Have a great day and hug your loved ones if you’re able.


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Amy Foote 
Columbus, OH
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