A young man touches a religious statue to the body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster on May 25, 2023, at the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles monastery in Gower, Missouri.

Jack Klein, owner of Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Gower, Missouri, confirmed that the religious sister’s body was not embalmed and that the wood coffin was not placed into any outer burial container.

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