Tombstone Messages: 10 Most Hilarious Ones

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4. The one with the expiration date 

When a woman called Barbara Sue Manire said goodbye to the world in 2005 on her 64th birthday, her children remembered that she once told them that she wants to have an expired parking meter on her grave.

In addition to that, she also told them that she wants to be buried next to the road, so she could always catch a glimpse of whatever is going on. When she died, her kids made sure that she had a seat in the front row at the cemetery, but they only got her the parking meter a year later.

Besides that, on her tombstone, you can read the word “expired”, which can make us say that she had a great sense of humor. The writing is also followed by a drawing of an expired parking meter.

Given the two unusual things that her grave has, it is no wonder that her tomb is one of the most visited at Highland Cemetery in Okemah, Oklahoma.

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11 thoughts on “Tombstone Messages: 10 Most Hilarious Ones”

  1. Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA is the home to many famous people but while going through one day I saw a tombstone in this very historical place that read, “ I told them my foot was killing me.” I kid you not.

    1. My favorite!
      Here are the Five Rules for Men to Follow for a Happy Life that Russell J. Larsen had inscribed on his headstone in Logan , Utah.
      He died not knowing that he would win the ‘Coolest Headstone’ contest.FIVE RULES FOR MEN TO FOLLOW FOR A HAPPY LIFE:

      1. It’s important to have a woman who helps at home, cooks from time to time, cleans up, and has a job.
      2. It’s important to have a woman who can make you laugh.
      3. It’s important to have a woman who you can trust, and doesn’t lie to you.
      4. It’s important to have a woman who is good in bed, and likes to be with you.
      5. It’s very, very important that these four women do not know each other or you could end up dead like me.

      Must be a large headstone or, very small font!

  2. There are many funny ones in the Boot Hill Cemetery near Tucson. My favorite is:

    Here lies (don’t remember the name), hanged by mistake
    He was right and
    We was wrong
    But we strung him up
    And now he’s gone.

    He was accused of cattle rustling but was innocent.

  3. One I liked was,
    Here lies Ezekiel Aikle
    Age 102
    The good
    Die young
    This is in Nova Scotia
    Another for Lord Castlereagh who was disliked and Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons,
    Posterity will ne’er survey
    A nobler grave than this.
    Here lie the bones Castlereagh
    Stop, traveler, and piss.
    I think that is about what others promised Trump if he did not honor Senator McCain by lowering the flag to half staff.

  4. On Oberlin, Ohio, there is the grave of Peter Pindar Pease. “Old Pete isn’t here, it’s only his pod; He’s shelled out his peas and gone to his God.”

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