Ore. funeral home sanctioned for mishandled remains

Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home can no longer offer funerals, cremations or burials

The Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Klamath Falls, as seen on their Facebook page March 30, 2016
The Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Klamath Falls, as seen on their Facebook page March 30, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon funeral home is no longer able to offer funerary services after the state revoked its license for mishandling remains.

The Herald and News reports that the Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Klamath Falls can no longer offer funerals, cremations or burials, although cemetery grounds remain open.

The Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board sanctioned Eternal Hills after finding dozens of violations over the past two decades, including mishandling remains, misrepresenting pre-paid services and incorrect or incomplete documentation.

The OMCB has also fined Eternal Hills, its manager, its owner and the associated Klamath Tribute Center.

Eternal Hills has appealed the board’s decision. They also asked to be able to continue operating during the appeal, but that request hadn’t been granted as of Tuesday.

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