By David Knopf/Richmond News
Richmond residents who put two and two together last weekend and got four after seeing a moving van in front of Polley Funeral Home got the wrong answer, the home’s owner says.
Toby Polley said Tuesday the funeral home at the corner of West North Main and College streets is open for business, despite appearances.
“It’s open,” said Polley, whose family also operates funeral homes in Wood Heights and Lawson. “That was just a girl who lived there.”
Polley said the woman was an employee who moved out over the weekend.
Early Wednesday afternoon, a flagged Polley hearse was parked at the curb as a service was under way inside, an indication it’s business as usual for the funeral home.
Rumors started flying when residents linked loading of the truck with last week’s notice that the Department of Revenue had placed a lien on Polley’s real and personal property for unpaid taxes.
According to a court hearing in Division III in Ray County, liens were placed on Polley property for the business’s failure to pay $3,526.63 in taxes due the state.