11 Darkly Hilarious Tombstones

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
It's one thing to have a funny funeral — especially when the comedy is intentional. But a funny gravestone is a true testament to the deceased's dark sense of humor. Whether it's a reference to the cause of death or an attempt at squeezing in one last joke, we have to admire anyone who wants to make their mourners chuckle.
Of course, everyone grieves differently. It goes without saying that some people would rather keep their deaths a solemn memory. But, for those among us who use laughter to relieve tension, a humorous epitaph can be more than welcome.
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Ahead, we've rounded up some of the funniest tombstones we could find on Instagram (which means some of them may have been Photoshopped, but so be it). The next time you find yourself strolling through a graveyard (as one does), take a closer look at the graves you pass. There's always a chance they're engraved with something besides "loving friend" or "dear mother."
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Dance with the dead? #funnygravestones

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"Take me out tonight."
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She just missed her century but not much else! #gravestonehumour #mindlfulness

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"She just missed her century but not much else."
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Words of a true renaissance man #benfranklin #theman #tombstonehumor

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"The body of B. Franklin, printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering & gilding, lies here. Food for worms. But the work shall not be lost, for it will as he believ'd appear once more in a new and more elegant edition corrected and improved by the author."
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Another #funnygrave #headstone #cemetery

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"Now I know something you don't."
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#johnmarsharoadtrip17 #funnytombstones #boothillgraveyard

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"Here lies Lester Moore. Four slugs from a 44. No Les. No more."
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I guess Kay was ready to reveal her secret fudge recipe! #funnygrave #grave #headstone #cemetery

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"Kay's Fudge

"2 sq. chocolate
"2 tbs. butter
"Melt on low heat.
"Stir in
"1 cup milk
"Bring to boil
"3 cups sugar
"1 tbs vanilla
"Pinch salt
"Cook to softball stage.
"Pour on marble slab.
"Cool & beat & eat.

"Where ever she goes, there's laughter."
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#tombstonehumor #funnytombstone #introverthumor #intjhumor #intj This is awesome

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"I have nothing further to say."
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"Now go away and leave me alone."
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Thank you B. P. Roberts for having a funny tombstone. May you rest in peace funny man. #RIP #FunnyTombstone

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"I told you I was sick."
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"It sure beats living in Clinton."
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