Ohio community owner to pay for murdered employees' funerals

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The company that owns an Ohio retirement community where two employees were killed March 24 will pay for their funerals, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Scott Kellman, president and CEO of the nonprofit American Eagle Lifecare Corp., told the newspaper that the company will reimburse the families of Hamlet Village housekeepers Terri Treadway and Catherine Sutter for all funeral expenses. Treadway's funeral was Tuesday, and Sutter's was Wednesday.

“Our intention is to help the families get through this time as easily as possible,” Kellman said. Treadway was the longest-tenured employee at the Chagrin Falls, OH, community, he told the media outlet, and Sutter had worked there for about a year.

Frank Staton, a chef at the community who reportedly lived with Treadway, has been charged with the shootings. He remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound.

Hamlet Village is managed by Life Care Services. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic situation and for the loss of life. We ask for your thoughts and prayers as the community's residents, employees and their families deal with this event,” a spokeswoman for Life Care Services told McKnight's Senior Living.

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