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Old 07-15-2016, 09:57 PM
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I suspect the opening words of the memoriam card issued by the family might help clear up any mystery.
Does so for me. Thanks for showing.

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Old 07-15-2016, 10:06 PM
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Dr. Strange, thank you for sharing your find of the Lechmere funeral card. It's another piece of evidence to support the idea of Charles as a hard-working family man who raised his family and managed to leave some silver behind, too.
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I suspect the opening words of the memoriam card issued by the family might help clear up any mystery.
Did they make a second one for Charles Cross?

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Old 07-16-2016, 12:26 AM
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We will never know because Mrs Cross said there was another undertaker already there.
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As I'm going to continue to "assume" This is the simplest and most logical explanation and it also comes from a professional in the field, unlike the second hand explanations and interpretations of others professional opinions that haunt this forum from time to time.

It has been intimated although not said outright that Liz consciously chose not to be buried with Charles because he was a killer. Since there is no concrete evidence (contemporary or otherwise) that Lechmere was a killer there is absolutely no reason to accept this is why she was buried where she was. They had several children and it may very well have been their decision where to bury her.

It is apparent that Miss Marple is correct. Pro-suspect people tend to make ambiguous statements and insinuations, such as the case here, and then when cornered by a question or request they tend to pull out the old standard "We'll never know" or "You can't be sure and shouldn't speculate", when this is what they're doing on other threads to boast their theory.

Hypocrisy is rampant and when you see it in writing, you realize how ridiculous people can be when they don't want to face facts.

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We will never know because Mrs Cross said there was another undertaker already there.
But

A. Did he give his real name and

B. Was said undertaker buried with his wife?

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The undertaker was questioned severely but, stately positively that there was no funeral when he looked half an hour before.
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The undertaker was questioned severely but, stately positively that there was no funeral when he looked half an hour before.
Didn't one of the Lechmere children tell another undertaker he was needed at the funeral?

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Didn't one of the Lechmere children tell another undertaker he was needed at the funeral?

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But I think the real undertaker arrived before him.
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