Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff

Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics - "I was born. I lived. I died." - and instructs people to "wait the appropriate amount of time" before trying to claim her stuff.

They wrote it in Jean Oddi's perspective, recapping the people important to her, adventures she had and her favorite activities, including playing cards and teaching her granddaughter "dirty songs."

Her daughter, Casey Oddi Clark says the obituary celebrates a blunt woman who lived unapologetically.

It also promises an "after-party" following the funeral but warns: "If you are sick, don't bother to come. I might be dead, but I still don't want your germs."

It ends with;  'Don't cry because I'm gone, instead have a drink and be happy you knew me. Maybe you can cry a little bit, because, after all, I died. Now, and forever, I am happy."

Her online obituary drew more than 100 comments, many from complete strangers.

“I didn’t know you, Jean, but I sure wish I had! You sound like one hell of a lady who loved life!” wrote one woman.

 

With the AP

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