Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Disinterment at New Memphis Cemetery


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager
Community Services Department, x3489

Action Requested

Authorize the disinterment of the cremated remains of Ann Gensch from the county-owned New Memphis Cemetery by a licensed funeral director for final disposition elsewhere and in accordance with state law.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Chapter 125 and Section 497.384, Florida Statutes, and Rule 69K06.007, Florida Administrative Code.

Background Discussion

Ms. Ann Gensch was laid to rest through Manatee County's indigent burial program in April.  At the time of her interment, there were no known relatives to claim the remains.  Since that time, a family member of Ms. Gensch has come forward and is seeking to have the remains disinterred and relocated to another location.  A licensed funeral director has agreed to perform the disinterment in accordance with state law and at no cost to the County.  The disinterment cannot be performed without written authorization from the individual or individuals who currently own the burial rights for the burial space (the Board of County Commissioners, on behalf of Manatee County).

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Pamela D'Agostino reviewed the facts of this case and provided verbal advice.

Reviewing Attorney

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