KC residents pay for baby’s funeral

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A thief stole a donation jar intended to help a Kansas City family have a funeral for a child who recently died. But donors have since paid off the remaining $800 funeral bill.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/ptDo4Y ) that the theft of the oversize plastic baby bottle July 20 from a gas station counter outraged members of the community.

Afterward, several people donated to Elite Funeral Chapel, including a $500 gift made Friday.

April Johnson, the great-aunt of the baby who died, said she was thankful for the donations.

Johnson said the donation jar contained about $400 when it was stolen.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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