By Debra Rubin
(JTA) — Susan Esther Barnes had had a rough two years. Her father’s death in April 2011 came as a shock; she hadn’t even known he had been hospitalized. And his widow’s leaving town for a week complicated plans for his funeral and burial.
As executor of his will, Barnes discovered that the money in bank accounts that were to go to her and her sister had been transferred to someone else.
All in all, it was an extraordinarily difficult ordeal, says Barnes, who wrote about the experience on her Religious and Reform blog.
When she received a letter in May telling her that her duties as executor were completed, the Novato, Calif., resident was relieved.
“It felt like such a point of transition,” Barnes, a consultant for public agencies, told JTA. “When I got that letter, I wanted to mark the occasion.”
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