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Did they have a verbal agreement between them to split the cost?
And they both signed on the contract with the funeral home, correct?
Has sister paid it all by herself?
Ok, then who signed first isn't legally relevant. The funeral home can come after anyone who signs, regardless of the order. So they can come after either or both for the full bill, not just 1/2 each.
But if brother refuses to contribute, sister has legal grounds to sue him in small claims court for half the cost under a breach of oral contract claim if she gets stuck paying the full bill. Oral contracts are entirely legally binding if the parties act on the promises of each other.