Similar story. My great grandmother Mary died in 1941. Her 10 children
collected money to have her cremated and put in a crematorium in a niche with
her name on it. Story goes that one of her sons, who drank a little too
much, too the money that was collected and took off to Alaska leaving Mom in
the back room of the crematorium. In doing the family research couldn't find
her next to her husband and finally found her still in back room on shelf.
Going to go in August and pick up Great Grandmother and bury her next to her
Mother and Father and siblings in the family cemetery. She'll finally be at
rest after 56 years!