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Getting the Last Word on Politics (in Your Obituary)

by Legacy Staff

Voters cherish the right to voice approval of (or displeasure at) at elected officials’ behavior. Sometimes, personal politics even pop up in obituaries. Below are some of the funniest times when people used obituaries as a last chance to make their political views heard.

David Arons, 97, of North Carolina

“He recently said his biggest regret would be not living long enough to vote for Hillary Clinton. Perhaps friends and family will consider helping fulfill his last wish by voting for Hillary themselves — to benefit succeeding generations for which he cared so much, and for the welfare of the nation he served so honorably.”

E. Karl Kmentt, 86, of Ohio


“His only regret is NOT being able to vote against Hillary Clinton in the next presidential election.”

Elaine Fydrych, 63, of New Jersey

“Elaine requests, ‘In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton’.”

Dorothy Revell Anderson, 97, of Tennessee

“In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Anderson requested that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Elections.”

Lucille Clarke, 92, of Virginia

“A songwriter, philosopher and civil rights activist before it had a name, she rejoiced when she voted for the first time and cast her vote for the first African-American president, Barack Obama.”

Jeanne Riemer, 93, of Washington

“Having been born before women could vote was a defining factor in Jeanne’s character and she was thrilled to live long enough to cast her last ballot for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. When they won, she felt the nation she loved would continue in good hands.”

Frances Chalmers, 102, of Virginia

“She was a true Republican and voted by absentee ballot in the last Presidential election at age of one hundred. She never missed voting from Wendall Wilkie to Mitt Romney.”

Larry Smith, 71, of Washington

“Larry had few regrets in life, except for his decision to vote for Barack Obama (but only ONCE).”

Michael Garner, 65, of Mississippi

“I make more fun of Bill and Hillary Clinton than anyone in the world, except for Saturday Night Live. I vote Republican every chance I get. What I don’t like is being told what to do. Occasionally pretentious and somewhat affected, I like things my way; I like writing my own obituary.”

Charlotte Love, 77, of Ohio

“She is a die hard, straight ticket, always voted Democrat. She absolutely wants her vote cast for Hillary Clinton in 2016. We teased her that this could indeed happen as the Obama administration proved that you can vote even from the afterlife. She does however think Trumpypoo (her nickname for him) has a chance, and none too happy with that.”

Michael Torrence Church, 76, of North Carolina and Ohio

“He served as treasurer on a campaign against John Boehner, could wax very boring on the subject of the Federal Reserve, and was very pleased in his final days to hear that Bernie Sanders has entered the current race.”

Joseph Vogt, 64, of New Hampshire

“Joe also loved the Republican Party. God bless him, as this will thankfully be one less vote for Donald Trump in the presidential election.”

Ernest Overbey, 65, of Virginia

“…and please vote for Donald Trump.”

Jeffrey H. Cohen, 70, of Pennsylvania

“Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump.”

Mary Anne Noland, 68, of Virginia

“Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God.”

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