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    Banks' Funeral expenses

    Post by rmapasad on Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:59 am

    This a pretty weird story

    Funeral home wants $35,000 CHICAGO -- The funeral home that handled services for Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks has jumped into the legal battle over the estate of the Hall of Famer with a claim for more than $35,000 it says it has not been paid.
    The claim by Donnellan Family Funeral Services was filed Wednesday. It comes amid a legal challenge by Banks' widow, Elizabeth Banks, of a will Banks signed in October -- without her knowledge, she contends -- that leaves all his assets to longtime caregiver Regina Rice and nothing to her or Banks' children.
    Last month, after Rice's attorney said a preliminary estimate showed Banks had assets worth just $16,000, a probate judge gave Rice 30 days to provide a full accounting of the estate. That legal battle involves even the remains of the beloved "Mr. Cub," with Elizabeth Banks filing a petition to prevent Rice from having Banks' remains cremated. The challenge delayed Banks' burial at a cemetery not far from Wrigley Field until a week after his funeral. In its claim, Donnellan asks to be paid $3,995 for legal fees it incurred "due to dispute over disposition of remains of deceased."
    Banks once famously said that he wanted to have his ashes scattered at the iconic ballpark where he spent his entire 19-year career. While Rice has not directly commented on the dispute over his remains, she has said Banks "made me promise to adhere to his wishes, and I am determined to do just that."
    The court file includes a bill dated Feb. 6 -- the day Banks was buried -- that the funeral home sent to Elizabeth Banks. Among other expenses, the funeral home said the casket cost nearly $11,000, flowers cost $6,755, car services amounted to more than $3,000 and there were some $2,700 in staff fees. >>


    How in the world does the Cub team not step forward to take care of something that is the equivalent of 1/2 day of Jon Lester's salary ?
    Why let this kind of stuff become public ?




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    Post by Cream1953 on Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:44 pm

    So poor Ernie was worth about 16 grand total. Isn't that about what Oaf got paid for each strike out? God I love the miracle of the marketplace!!!!
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    Post by Nomads44 on Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:37 pm

    rmapasad wrote:This a pretty weird story

    Funeral home wants $35,000  CHICAGO -- The funeral home that handled services for Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks has jumped into the legal battle over the estate of the Hall of Famer with a claim for more than $35,000 it says it has not been paid.
    The claim by Donnellan Family Funeral Services was filed Wednesday. It comes amid a legal challenge by Banks' widow, Elizabeth Banks, of a will Banks signed in October -- without her knowledge, she contends -- that leaves all his assets to longtime caregiver Regina Rice and nothing to her or Banks' children.
    Last month, after Rice's attorney said a preliminary estimate showed Banks had assets worth just $16,000, a probate judge gave Rice 30 days to provide a full accounting of the estate. That legal battle involves even the remains of the beloved "Mr. Cub," with Elizabeth Banks filing a petition to prevent Rice from having Banks' remains cremated. The challenge delayed Banks' burial at a cemetery not far from Wrigley Field until a week after his funeral.   In its claim, Donnellan asks to be paid $3,995 for legal fees it incurred "due to dispute over disposition of remains of deceased."
    Banks once famously said that he wanted to have his ashes scattered at the iconic ballpark where he spent his entire 19-year career. While Rice has not directly commented on the dispute over his remains, she has said Banks "made me promise to adhere to his wishes, and I am determined to do just that."
    The court file includes a bill dated Feb. 6 -- the day Banks was buried -- that the funeral home sent to Elizabeth Banks. Among other expenses, the funeral home said the casket cost nearly $11,000, flowers cost $6,755, car services amounted to more than $3,000 and there were some $2,700 in staff fees. >>


    How in the world does the Cub team not step forward to take care of something that is the equivalent of 1/2 day of Jon Lester's salary ?
    Why let this kind of stuff become public ?  




    I saw a little while ago on FB that the Cubs did step up and agree to pay the $35,000.
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    Post by Harry Caray on Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:30 pm

    If the Cubs did NOT pick up the Funeral Tab, it would be the biggest PR disaster in the history of Chicago.  Even the prick Crane Kenney probably figured that one out.
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    Re: Banks' Funeral expenses

    Post by TeleFrank on Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:33 pm

    Oh, who gives a fuck !

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    Post by Guest on Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:33 pm

    If the Cubs did NOT pick up the Funeral Tab, it would be the biggest PR disaster in the history of Chicago.

    Yea, the Cubs would only sell 3.2 million tickets instead of 3.25million......DISASTER

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