Nos. KCD 29015, KCD 29016 and KCD 29283.

573 S.W.2d 700 (1978)

Nathaniel GOLSTON (and) Reatha Golston, minors, by their next friend and aunt, Gladys J. Martin, (and) Billy J. Golston (and) Gladys J. Martin, Plaintiffs-Respondents, v. LINCOLN CEMETERY, INC., a corporation, (and) Lawrence A. Jones Mortuary, Inc., d/b/a Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel, (and) Douglas Investment Company f/k/a Lincoln Investment Company, Defendants-Appellants. Gladys J. MARTIN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LAWRENCE A. JONES MORTUARY, INC., d/b/a Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel, and Douglas Investment Company, f/k/a Lincoln Investment Company, Defendants-Respondents.

Missouri Court of Appeals, Kansas City District.

Motion for Rehearing and/or Transfer Denied November 13, 1978.

Application to Transfer Denied December 18, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gordon N. Myerson and Morris, Larson, King, Stamper & Bold, Kansas City, Mo., for Gladys J. Martin, appellant and Nathaniel Golston, Billy Golston and Reatha Golston, respondents.

Thos. J. Conway, Popham, Popham, Conway, Sweeny & Fremont, P. C., David M. Harding, Terrell, Van Osdol & Magruder, Kansas City, for Lawrence A. Jones Mortuary, Inc.

Before WELBORN, Special Judge, Presiding, PRITCHARD, J., and HIGGINS, Special Judge.


Action (Circuit Court 767,511) by children and sister of Eva Jane Parker, deceased, for actual and punitive damages for improper burial of decedent. Plaintiffs dismissed as against Lincoln Cemetery, Inc.; and, upon defendants' motion, the court dismissed the aunt as a plaintiff without prejudice, in favor of the Golston children as closest next of kin. The children each had a verdict for $15,000 actual damages against the undertaker...

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