Jan Lois Lynch of Evansville, Indiana, passed away last month, and her obituary has made national headlines for capturing her awesome spirit. Her obituary (edited for time) reads:
… Jan Lois Lynch of Evansville, Indiana and native of Boston passed away on October 18. Her sudden and untimely death came as quite a shock as she was only diagnosed with advanced COPD, advanced emphysema, advanced heart disease, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, stroke, extreme stubbornness, restless leg syndrome, and arm chair quarterback.
… Jan is survived by her four loving sons and eight grandchildren whom she loved more than anything else in the world…except the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, Tom Brady, cold Budweiser, room temperature Budweiser, cigarettes, dogs, mopeds, clam chowder, boating, fishing, Florida, the Atlantic Ocean, grouper sandwiches, adventures, road trips, the beach, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, fall foliage, airplane food, ingrown toenails, the OJ chase, and the OJ trial — in that exact order.
… Jan graduated from the University of Evansville while working 2-3 jobs and raising her four sons — one of whom turned out OK.
… Following her wishes, there will not be a funeral service. However, well-wishers are encouraged to write a note of farewell on a Budweiser can and drink it in her honor. And remember to live life to the fullest and laugh, laugh, and then laugh some more.