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The person entitled to the ashes is the executor of the deceased. If there is a Will the executor will be named in the Will. If there is no will it is the person with most right to be appoint4d executor by the court, in this case the wife. Often in this type of case the ashes are divided and each person can decide where to scatter the ashes.
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