Shannon Carr, an Indiana woman who wants to honor her late husband with a headstone that captured his interests in sports and the outdoors, is suing a Catholic church for refusing to install it.
She spent $9,600 on the black granite headstone shaped like a couch featuring images of a deer, a dog and color logos of NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts. But the church won’t allow her to place it on her husband’s grave.
Apparently the headstone doesn’t meet the cemetery's standards!
Shannon Carr declined to discuss the case, she has however got a cause page going on Facebook.
Carr made the tombstone anyway since the church had never set regulations on what was and wasn't allowed in the cemetery. However, once she wanted to install her choice of headstone, the church found it too secular and it was only a year after she first attempted to install the headstone that the church came out with the regulations.
NASCAR apparently has extremely passionate fans. A 72-year-old lady by the name of Linda Chase is reported to have continued to live and watch NASCAR races with her dead husband, Charles Zigler, for approximately 18 months until authorities found Zigler's body!