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An epitaph is an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there. It’s also a summary statement of commemoration of a dead person. For the Final Farewell Contest, we asked our readers to give us their preferred epitaphs in 15 words or less.
The winners are:
Kathy Beth Quintalino Buchsbaum
Wife, Mother, Librarian
Permanently Checked Out

–Kathy Buchsbaum, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Here lies the winner of Blog of Death’s Final Farewell Contest.
–Danny Groner, Silver Spring, Md.
Quiet Neighbors at Last
–David Warde-Farley, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
She loved bad dogs, good coffee, writing well, and making trouble. In exactly that order.
–Martha Garvey, Hoboken, N.J.
Decidedly Uncommon.
–Tiffany “Gwyn” Hope Cox, Des Moines, Iowa
Each winner will receive:
* “The Portable Obituary: How the Famous, Rich and Powerful Really Died” by Michael Largo
* “Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die” by Michael Largo
* Skeleton lollipops
* Published epitaph on The Blog of Death
Congratulations! You will all be remembered forever.