June 20, 2005
Terro Schiavo's Cremated Remains Buried in Fla.Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Matters
The cremated remains of Terri Schiavo were buried Monday in a Clearwater cemetery. But controversy surounding her death continues with her parents complaining that they were not notified beforehand about the service.
Michael Schiavo, who said he promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially and waged a long legal battle to remove her feeding tube, had the words "I kept my promise" inscribed on her bronze grave marker.
The marker also lists Feb. 25, 1990 _ the day she collapsed and fell into what most doctors said was an irreversible vegetative state _ as the date Schiavo "Departed this Earth."
Schiavo actually died March 31, nearly two weeks after her feeding tube was removed by court order. The marker lists that date as when Schiavo was "at peace."
David Gibbs, an attorney for the woman's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, decried the words on the marker.
"Obviously, that's a real shot and another unkind act toward a grieving mom and dad," Gibbs said.
Two days after Terri Schiavo's death, the 41-year-old was cremated and her husband, Michael Schiavo, was given possession of her remains.
The husband had said her ashes would be buried at a family plot in Pennsylvania. But on Monday his attorney, George Felos, said in a statement that the service and interment had taken place at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater.
Touching of Michael to say that he kept his promise. The comment will play well in his upcoming book!
As you may recall, Michael Schiavo had said previously said that Terri's ashes would be buried at a family plot in Pennsylvania. However, George Felos said in a statement on Monday that the service and interment had taken place at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater - without further e explanation.
Posted by Hyscience at June 20, 2005 11:57 PM
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