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Widow Sues Church For Banning Late Husband's CRAZY Tombstone!

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Shannon Carr is furious with her church, and she's letting them know with a lawsuit!

St. Joseph Catholic Church refuses to allow her to install the $9600 tombstone she bought for her late husband!

Why? So how crazy is this gravestone?

Well, let's just say you could redneck-ognize it from across the cemetery!

It's black granite, shaped like a couch, and has color NASCAR and Indianapolis Colts logos carved into it. Not to mention animal head etchings.

Reverend Jonathan Meyer says Mrs. Carr was warned before purchasing the monument that it would not be allowed in their cemetery. He says:

"They told her not to move forward with the purchasing of the monument, but she went ahead anyway.

We have consistently communicated the same message prior to the purchase and after the purchase. We did not think a granite couch was an appropriate monument in our historic cemetery."

Should everyone be allowed exactly to express themselves and their loved ones on their own tombstones? Or should the rules keep things classy?

What do U think?

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12 comments to “Widow Sues Church For Banning Late Husband's CRAZY Tombstone!”

  1. 1

    What dumbass redneck

  2. dddff says – reply to this


    The church should have the right to reject any tombstone it does not like.

  3. lala says – reply to this


    If they warned her before she bought it (by the sounds of it several times) then she shouldnt have a leg to stand on. Its a graveyard, there should be a level of respect on tombstones.

  4. thebigboot says – reply to this


    Church warned her, she didn't listen so now she sues. Tough crap, she'll lose.

  5. 5

    Clearly they have never heard of the wacky Hope Cemetery in Vermont which is full of crazy, whimsical gravestones and memorials celebrating the lives of their owners.

  6. 6

    Re: secretstar – But that is not the vermont cemetery. Let her bury her husband there then.

  7. eelbe says – reply to this


    Maybe it's not the right cemetery to get a stone like that but I also think everyone should be able to express, buy, decorate & put whatever they want, after all, it's their money their money they're spending. On top of that, it's not hurting anyone, dead or alive.

  8. 8

    they warned her. so she has no right to sue. what a dumbass. but a nascar headstone is pretty fucking cool haha

  9. Ketielynn says – reply to this


    What….They think it will bother his neighbors?

  10. 10

    What a dumb lady. She should respect the other dead persons. They church have the rights cause they own the land, they told her but she didn't listen. Maybe her husband didn't want her crazy idea. What a stubborn person!

  11. 11

    every dead body should be burned…
    this religious crap around dying is sick…
    we are no different that fucking bugs…we live, we die…no different.

  12. Zeezee says – reply to this


    Well i do think she should not have gone ahed to buy it. This is a cemetry and not a game room or a fantasy world