An Expert Quitter

Ellen McGarr (Idaho Statesman)Ellen McGarr excelled at quitting (“Yes, quitting; Not quilting”), and her obituary is a lively read with funny details about her life – like her college career at the University of Montevallo, where she “enrolled for two semesters and actually attended class for one.” It even inspired an article in the Idaho Statesman.

When a loved one was as funny as Miss McGarr, why not give friends a chance to smile through the tears while reading the obituary?

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This post was contributed by Kay Powell, retired from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after 14 years as obituaries editor and recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Obituary Writers.