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 Barbara Sue <I>Smith</I> Manire

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Barbara Sue Smith Manire

  • Birth 29 Apr 1941 Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 29 Apr 2005 Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 15896798

Photo from an e-mail I received with the following text: I got this from a woman online. A friend of hers died, who had a great sense of humor and always used to say that when she died she wanted a parking meter on her grave that says "Expired". So her nephew got her one on ebay! She said that her grave is right by the road so everyone can see it and many people have stopped to get a chuckle.

Added by: Kym
8/2/2007
This page is sponsored by: P. David Eastburn
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Information from SMG---

What a GREAT MEMORIAL....I think you should add this:
The pictures do show the Okemah, Oklahoma, gravesite of one Barbara Sue Manire, who passed away on her 64th birthday in 2005 and is now interred at Highland Cemetery beneath a whimsical symbol of time expired: a parking meter with a "64 year time limit." Her headstone also bears the legend "OUR MOM…HER HUMOR LIVES ON."

As Barbara Sue's daughter, Sherri Ann Weeks, explained, the unusual decorative feature at the gravesite was indeed her mother's idea:

Mom always said she wanted a parking meter with 'time expired.' And she wanted to be on the front row of the cemetery so she could see what was going on. We gave her what she wanted.

The parking meter wasn't placed at the time Barbara Sue Manire was interred, however, Sherri and her brother, Terry Heiskill, mulled the matter over for about a year before the latter purchased a meter through eBay. A hole was drilled in the marble base at the burial site to accommodate the parking meter, which was given a coat of paint to match it with the gravestone. sherri told us that the family "are happy about the attention this [picture] has received because we know that our Mom is up above…looking down and still laughing."
Source: Snopes.com March 2008


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OUR MOM…
HER HUMOR LIVES ON


  • Created by: OkieBran
  • Added: 26 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15896798
  • David Eastburn
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Sue Smith Manire (29 Apr 1941–29 Apr 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15896798, citing Highland Cemetery, Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by OkieBran (contributor 46530611) .