I am the executor for an estate in Pennsylvania. The person died in 2008 and did not have any insurance. Someone came forward and paid for the funeral expenses and provided receipts to the estate attorney. The executor (me) was never notified of the claim against the estate. In fact, I received a letter from the attorney in 2011 stating that there were no claims against the estate.
In a few months, the property of the deceased will likely be sold and there will finally be a cash balance in the estate account. Based on the law, is the person who paid for the funeral legally entitled to be reimbursed even though it was over 8 years ago?