Buescher barred from preneed funeral business
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A judge has ordered the shuttered Buescher Memorial Home to stay away from offering pre-arranged funeral contracts after claims the home mishandled numerous such deals.
Attorney General Chris Koster announced Monday the state has obtained a judgment against the funeral home and its owner, Barbara J. Buescher. The ruling prohibits Buescher and the business from entering into any preneed contracts and requires them to pay $29,500 in costs and penalties.
Since the attorney general’s office filed its lawsuit in November 2009, the funeral home has paid $283,378.66 in restitution to compensate 60 consumers who had purchased preneed contracts with the defendants.