Findlay Man’s Remains Will Stay Put For Now

10/31/17 – 5:22 A.M.

The final resting place of a Findlay man will stay put, at least for the time being. The Courier reports Hancock County Probate Judge Kristen Johnson ruled Monday that the remains of William Eisaman Jr. should stay in Bechtel Cemetery near Van Buren. Linda Badgett is Eisaman’s sister and sued to have his remains moved back to Arcadia Cemetery. That’s where Eisaman was buried until his widow had him moved to the Bechtel Cemetery location.

Charlene Eisaman said her husband wanted side-by-side grave plots, but the deed to the Arcadia Cemetery site doesn’t allow for the burial of non-family members at the site. Johnson ruled the law favors the surviving spouse.

Badgett’s lawyer says they’ll appeal the ruling to the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Lima.

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