Widow builds vault, could get corpses...

Widow builds vault, could get corpses back | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 4 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 4, 2011, titled Widow builds vault, could get corpses back | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

It looks like Jean Stevens will be reunited with the two people she loved so much that she wanted them to keep her company after they died.

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nastyNate

“I wake up and piss excellence”

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 4, 2011
Not creepy whatsoever.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 4, 2011
Who dug the bodies up for her?

Stevens had their bodies dug up shortly after they died - James in 1999, June in 2009 - because she couldn't bear not being able to see them again. She kept her husband on a couch in the garage, and her sister in a spare room off the bedroom, where "I could touch her and look at her and talk to her," Stevens told AP last summer.

"Death is very hard for me to take," she added then.

Stevens' tale touched a chord. She estimates she received about 70 letters from around the world, most of them expressing well-wishes and sympathy. She's written back to some. One of her new pen pals mailed a Christmas package with fruitcake, mints, and a holiday tin stuffed with Chex mix. "Dearest Jean," wrote her correspondent, "you've sent us a Christmas treasure, your letter!"

Stevens also knows that some people think she's strange. She laughs heartily as she leafs through a pair of supermarket tabloids that had blared her story. She says Jay Leno once cracked a joke about her.

But it's Stevens who may get the last laugh.

Bradford County authorities, who have been storing the bodies in the morgue since they took them away in June, have told Stevens she can have them back if she builds an aboveground vault.

Coroner Tom Carman said he plans to release them once it's completed.

"I want to get Jimmy and June back to her just as soon as I possibly can," he said.

Carman has struck up an unusual friendship with Stevens. He's spent hours listening to her talk, mainly about the past. "She's a wonderful lady," he said.

Stevens plans to place her husband and sister in body bags with clear panels, so she can see their faces.

The mausoleum is large enough to hold as many as eight bodies. Stevens said she'd like to transfer the remains of several loved ones to the crypt, including those of her long-deceased mother and father.
Norman Bates

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 4, 2011
I wonder if there's room for a motel on all that rural property of hers?
Dollar Bill

Dublin, OH

#4 Jan 4, 2011
AmberDru wrote:
Who dug the bodies up for her?

And then proceeds to quote practically the entire article.
We read it the first time Amber.

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