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.

Author Unknown

Born: July 20, 1957 in Champagne, Illinois

Entered Into Rest: November 29, 2007 in Tonopah, Arizona


12:00-4:00 P.M.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Menke Funeral Home

Sun City, Arizona

Concluding services to be private.