Thank you angeluzziel & caringsister54. My husband took both your advice. Almost all people that showed up at the funeral home were shocked that her body was not there. She was cremated on Jan 2 2009 & the obituary did not mention it.
Angeluzziel, you were the first one to reply & I told my husband that his daughter was talking to him through you, her name was Angela.
Caringsister54, he did sit in the background as suggested by you & a lot of people did offer him their condolences which helped a lot.
I also suggested to my husband that he should thank his ex for allowing him to be there.
Pitty that the ex started putting a guilt trip on him by telling him that he had abandoned his daughter & never provided for her & did not make any effort to see her.
I told him to try to forget what she said because she is in pain & her emotions are taking over & she does not realize that she had a lot to do with him not seing his daughter. Give her time, then go talk to her.
Again thank you both.