Here are some of our favorites:
England and Beyond
On the grave of Ezekiel Aikle in a cemetery in Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle Age 102: The Good Die Young.
In a London cemetery:
Ann Mann: Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid But died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767.
In an English cemetery:
Anna Wallace: The children of Israel wanted bread. And the Lord sent them manna.
Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife, And the Devil sent him Anna.
In a cemetery in England:
On the 22nd of June – Jonathan Fiddle – Went out of tune.
A British lawyer’s epitaph:
Sir John Strange: Here lies an honest lawyer, And that is Strange.
Having fun with a surname in a New Mexican, cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast, Pardon me for not rising.
In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:
Here lays Butch. We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger, But slow on the draw.
Someone determined to be anonymous in Vermont:
I was somebody. Who, is no business of yours.
Lester Moore was a Wells, Fargo Co. station agent for Naco, Arizona in the cowboy days of the 1880’s.
He’s buried in the Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona:
Here lies Lester Moore. Four slugs from a .44. No Les No More.
In a Georgia cemetery:
“I told you I was sick!”
On a 1880’s Nantucket, Massachusetts grave:
Under the sod and under the trees Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there’s only the pod: Pease shelled out and went to God.
In Albany, New York:
Born 1903–Died 1942
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.
In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist All dressed up And no place to go.
We hope you enjoy this headstone humor as much as we did.