(CBS) — From beyond the grave, people are taking jabs at politicians and sports teams in their obituaries.
Chicago Sun-Times obituary writer Maureen O’Donnell says there’s been a bit of a culture shift in what appears in the obit section.READ MORE: Police Call In SWAT Team After Woman Is Found Shot At Club Quarters Central Loop Hotel Downtown
A death notice for a New Jersey woman last August told people “in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.”
Other dearly departed people have made similar pitches, regarding Clinton or Donald Trump.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Some Severe Storms For Northwest Indiana Sunday Afternoon, Severe Storms Still Expected Sunday Night
A Northbrook woman, Elizabeth Porter Bowman, who died last month, said she was “a lifelong fan of the Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears (except Jay Cutler).”
O’Donnell says people are getting creative with obituaries and death notices, sharing details that were once taboo. One woman even appeared to air her family’s dirty laundry.
(Note: Death notices are written by family members, who pay to have them published; obits are free, typically brief, and compiled by the newspaper in which they appear.)MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, 12-Year-Old And Infant In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run Crash
O’Donnell says we could be seeing more of it.