My sister, Michele, passed away after a short battle with lung cancer last Thursday. The obituary was published in the State Journal-Register, an Illinois newspaper. Believe it or not, I’m still at a complete loss for words at this difficult time. The following short poem was printed on cards handed out at her visitation.
In Loving Memory Of
Michele Yvonne Sinnock
He Only Takes The Best
god saw she was getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around her
And whispered, “Come with me.”
With tear-filled eyes we watched her
suffer and fade away.
Although we loved her deeply,
we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard-working hands put to rest.
god broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Born: July 20, 1957 in Champagne, Illinois
Entered Into Rest: November 29, 2007 in Tonopah, Arizona
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Menke Funeral Home
Sun City, Arizona
Concluding services to be private.