Tsarni contacted Peter Stefan, a funeral director in Worcester, Massachusetts, who was known to have handled Muslim burials.
A viewing would have to wait until after a funeral director claimed the body.
She herself had worries no mother of a fallen American service member should suffer as she consulted with a funeral director.
The funeral director proved to be yet another person on the route for whom Rick had made extra efforts.
Later, Ballard would seem very upset when the funeral director, Danny Phillips, fed the statement to reporters.
He was employed by a funeral director in Philadelphia to write obituary verses for memorial cards.
He came to his decision about the money for the funeral director quickly.
And were you present when the funeral director's personnel were preparing the body?
In his pocket as he spoke was the funeral director's bill for $200.
Still (I discovered) to be buried by a funeral director is not the very latest, the most fashionable thing.