CALIFORNIA– A family is fighting to get a typo on their loved one’s headstone fixed.
KTXL reports that on Carol Prelesnik’s gravestone it reads, ‘resting pacefully,’ instead of ‘resting peacefully.’
Carol’s family noticed the mistake when they went to pay their respects, a few months after she died from lung cancer.
The family said the cemetery is run by the Sacramento Diocese and all changes to plots must go through them; they said calls to them have gone nowhere.
A statement from the Catholic Cemeteries of Sacramento to KTXL said,
“We owe the Prelesnik family an apology. We didn’t do enough to follow-up on their concerns and relied on paperwork from the company in Southern California that was responsible for the repairs the family rightly asked for. The inscription company told us the work was done, but it wasn’t done properly and we failed to double-check.
We have been in touch with the inscription company and the work will be done on March 30.
The bottom line is that this should not have happened and we take full responsibility. We sincerely apologize to the family and will be in touch with them to personally discuss the situation.”
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