20 Memorable Epitaphs


John Yeast: "Here lies Johnny Yeast. Pardon me for not rising."

One of Yeast's loved ones evidently took advantage of his unusual last name to bring us this memorable epitaph. The pun should get a rise out of anyone who visits Yeast's gravesite in a Ruidoso, N. M. cemetery. History hasn't recorded the date or cause of John Yeast's death, or even his profession. We can only hope that he was a baker.