People who were to benefit from her estate couldn't decide who would pay for her funeral, WBBM-AM, Chicago, reported Friday.
Virginia Komar, 94, was found dead in her home in Stickney May 12.
Her estate, which was to be divided among three beneficiaries, included $60,000 in bonds and $354,000 in a bank account.
There was a "lack of willingness" by the beneficiaries to pay for her burial, Cook County public administrator Nicholas Grapsas said.
While there was no legal responsibility for the beneficiaries to bury Komar, Grapsas said, "I think there's a moral responsibility there."
The beneficiaries eventually buried Komar, a staff member of the public administrator's office said.