Funeral Expenses for Tony Underwood

$6,043 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 19 months
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http://www.thv11.com/news/local/skeletal-remains-found-in-sherwood-identified-as-missing-man/418371981 

This GoFundMe account is being set up to help my great aunt, Linda Underwood, to cover funeral expenses for my cousin, Tony Underwood. 

Tony went missing last May.  Sherwood police, along with many volunteers and family members, searched local wooded areas multiple times with no luck.  Police were unable to track his whereabouts via cell phone signal, and no tips came in to help locate him.  Over time we have grown increasingly worried that the chances of Tony returning home were becomming very slim.  Last week our worst nightmare was confirmed when the detective on the case informed us that a body had been found by a local hunter in the woods.  Although at the time they were not able to confirm whether or not it was Tony, they did inform us that his wallet and phone were both in his pocket.  After taking DNA samples from his elderly mother and his brother, we received news last night that the body was confirmed to be Tony's. 

Tony lived with his mother, Linda.  Linda has been very sick for many years and relies on Social Security each month to cover her expenses.  It is heartbreaking to know that she not only has to mourn the death of her son, but must also stress about the impossible financial burden of a funeral that will need to take place as soon as the police are ready to release his body to the family. 

Our family is heartbroken over this loss, and there are many questions that remain about what happened to Tony.  In the mean time, we face the obstacle of planning a funeral and all trying to help Linda as much as we can financially.  I come to you all, extremely humble, to say that any financial help you are able to give to my great aunt Linda would be so greatly appreciated.  If you are unable to donate I ask that you please share this in hopes of it reaching more people.  Losing a child is a tragedy that no parent should ever have to endure.  If possible, I want to try to help make sure that she is able to have a funeral for her son, and that she is able to grieve without also worrying about this financial stress that accompanies a funeral. 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this.

Whitney
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We are so appreciative to everyone who donated, shared this post, and offered words of encouragement and prayers to Linda and our family. The funeral is taking place tomorrow, and has been paid in full. We are so thankful to you all. I believe this has helped Linda be able to grieve the loss of her son, as well as lifted her spirits to see the kindness of strangers and friends/family.

Thank you all.

Whitney
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There aren't enough words to express how grateful we are to everyone who has donated, shared this post, and offered sweet words to our family during this difficult time. My great aunt Linda is overwhelmed at the love and support she's received through the most difficult time anybody could experience. As parents we aren't supposed to lose our children. She started out feeling very lonely in her grief, but through this love and support she's received from family, friends, and strangers I believe she's been able to find some peace in that. That is something that can never be repaid, and we thank each and every one of you for that.

With that being said, she still faces the planning of a funeral that will begin as soon as the body is released to the family from the crime lab. Funerals must be paid upfront and are thousands of dollars, even doing the bare minimum. Please continue to share, and donate if you are able. We will forever be thankful to everyone who has helped during this time.

Whitney
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$6,043 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 19 months
Created March 1, 2017
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BB
$125
Beth Beisner
19 months ago

This donation is from youngest grandson, Richie Amir Beisner

RB
$125
Raissa Amaree Beisner
19 months ago

Tony sure did love holding Raissa and also playing with her for extended periods of time. He said on more than one occassion that he would have loved to have had his own little girl.

RB
$125
Reilen Armani Beisner
19 months ago

Tony always took the time to play with our boy Reilen. He was trying to teach him to fly a remote controlled helicopter.

JJ
$125
John Stephen Kronnick Jr.
19 months ago

Tony I remember you teaching me how to play golf about 2 years ago in my Momaw's house. I will miss you Tony.

JB
$500
Jennifer Beisner
19 months ago

I really miss you Tony. He was a nice person that cared about my Mom. Tony was good with kids too, I thank you for the help with Raissa and Reilen. R.I.P. Tony You are missed by everybody.

JK
$500
Jeffrey Kronnick
19 months ago

I only knew Tony for a short time. I met him cus he was dating my mother. We had a lot of fun together for the time that i did know Tony. I miss you dude and bro. R.I.P. Bro

JK
$500
John kronnick
19 months ago

I met Tony 2 1/2 yrs. ago and we meshed. He was a very cool person, Tony and I had some of the same interests and likes like rock, hard rock, and metal music and playing pool too many others too.Tony I miss you Bro and many others people miss you too. R.I.P. my brother you will surly be missed.

BB
$1,000
Beth Beisner
19 months ago

Tony you have been and always will be in my heart, on my mind and always in my prayers. I must tell you goodbye for now Tony, and I will love you forever and always until we meet again on the "Other Side." Eternal Love for you Tony Underwood * and it's always from me. BKittyyB

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