Now, Anita Lewis is desperately searching for the buyer who said she planned to use the urn as a cookie jar.
Lewis said she had hauled items into her yard early Saturday while her husband slept. The buyer quickly selected the large turtle container, despite being unable to get the lid open.
Her husband’s previous wife collected turtles.
“We have lots of turtles,” Anita Lewis said. “It didn’t even register that this was the one (containing the ashes).”