Husband's ashes returned home in Hawaii Kai

Donna Glover
Donna Glover
Donna Glover's late husband, William
Donna Glover's late husband, William

By Ben Gutierrez - bio | email

HAWAII KAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - An urn containing the ashes of a Hawaii Kai woman's husband was returned Monday morning.

It was among the items stolen from the home she shares with her cousin and his teenage son.

They discovered the break-in when they returned from a birthday dinner Friday night, and Glover noticed things were not right in her bedroom.

"My pillow was in the middle of the bed with no pillowcase," Glover said. "My drawers were open on my dresser. One of my jewelry cases was open."

Without thinking, she pushed the drawers back in.

"About a minute later, I'm looking at the corner of my dresser, and that's where my husband's koa urn was, and it was missing, and I just stood here, stunned," Glover said.

Glover had pleaded for the return of the ashes, and said Sunday that the urn could be left by her front door, or anywhere at her home, no questions asked. Someone did just that sometime early Monday morning.

"I woke up at 7 a.m., and just happened to look out the picture window," Glover said Monday. "On the grass, on the front lawn, there was this plastic bag there with something in it. I wasn't sure what it was."

She went outside to check the bag, and as she got closer, she realized it was her husband's koa urn.

"I was just so happy," said Glover. "My cousin and I started to cry."

The home is on a busy corner along Lunalilo Home Road in Mariner's Cove, and has been in Glover's family since 1972. Glover and her cousin believe the burglars may have entered the home through a sliding glass door in the back yard.

Glover and her husband, William, were married for 25 years. He died four years ago after a long period with health problems. She was keeping the ashes for now, because she wasn't ready to part with them yet.

"I'm just so grateful my husband is home," Glover said.

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