No final ceremony for Lancaster County's poor
LINCOLN (AP) — There is no pomp and circumstance at the end of life for the very poor in Lancaster County.
And a pauper’s burial is getting more meager — cremation and a plastic box.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports advocates for the poor and some local funeral homes think the new rules, which eliminate a simple service, have gone too far.
Indigent burials by the county always have been frugal affairs: No flowers, no organ music, no cards, no headstones.
Nine years ago, the county stopped paying for burials, leaving cremation the only option unless the county attorney wanted to preser...