An “expired” parking meter that was placed at the request of the deceased on her grave stone in the Highland Cemetery in Okemah, OK. This lady had a great sense of humor and always used to say that when she died she wanted a parking meter on her grave that says ‘Expired.’ So her nephew got her one on eBay! She said that the lady’s grave is right by the road so everyone can see it and many people have stopped to get a chuckle.
As Barbara Sue’s daughter, Sherri Ann Weeks, explained, the unusual decorative feature at the gravesite was indeed her mother’s idea. “Mom always wanted a parking meter on her grave with the words time expired. She died exactly on her 64th birthday, so my brother had special stickers made that read: 64 year time limit.”
The parking meter wasn’t placed on the grave at the time Barbara Sue Manire was buried, however. Sherri and her brother, Terry Heiskill, thought the matter over for about a year before the purchasing a meter through eBay. A hole was drilled in the marble base at the burial site to accommodate the parking meter, which was given a coat of paint to match the gravestone. Sherri told us that the family “are happy about the attention this has received because we know that our Mom is up above … looking down and still laughing.”