In what will likely be the second-best obituary you'll read this month, a Connecticut woman died on July 13 "after giving cancer the finger for 27 years."
According to her death notice published in the Daily Courier-Observer, Friday the 13th was a "perfect day" for Marylou Cunningham Belles to die "for the Stephen King fan she was."
Belles, a cat lover, was also "a lifelong New York Mets fan though, surprisingly, that wasn't what killed her," her obituary reads.
She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Belles-Preston, son John Belles, "a pack of wily grandsons," and a fantastic sense of humor.
Earlier this month, the self-written obituary for a Utah man who lost recently his battle with lung cancer was published in the Salt Lake City Tribune. In it, the man--59-year-old Val Patterson--admitted he did not earn his PhD:
The day I went to pay off my college student loan at the U of U, the girl working there put my receipt into the wrong stack, and two weeks later, a PhD diploma came in the mail. I didn't even graduate, I only had about 3 years of college credit. In fact, I never did even learn what the letters 'PhD' even stood for.
[Hat tip: Romenesko.com]