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I've checked with 2 reliable sources. We have 3 options available to us.
1) take it all out at once and pay taxes on it
2) take an even distribution over a 5 year period (also pay taxes)
3) do an inherited IRA and take a minimum distribution based on my(our) life expecntancy at the time she turned 70.

that's how we ended up (you can add a 3d ,less than reliable source)

Sister chose (1), i chose (2) .. IRA was pretty small
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