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Funeral Receipt Shows How Much Has Changed In Almost 50 Years


April 21, 2022

When looking through things at his house, Gary Kifer found this receipt for his grandfather's funeral. Though it was only 47 years ago, Kifer thought some aspects of the receipt would interest readers.

He not only found the low price of $1,253.50 notable (according to, the average price for a traditional full service burial around this area is nearly $7,000), but the fact that the funeral director was also a quality furniture salesman and a seller of electric and pyrofax gas appliances piqued Kifer's interest.

His grandfather, James "Jim" Lynch, was well known in his hometown of Williamsburg. He was a Sealtest milkman.


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