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Headstone shows family's sense of humor

(Source: Samantha Sebastian) (Source: Samantha Sebastian)
Lee and Cindy Faucett in 1982. (Source: Samantha Sebastian) Lee and Cindy Faucett in 1982. (Source: Samantha Sebastian)
Lee and Cindy Faucett about a year before Cindy died. (Source: Samantha Sebastian) Lee and Cindy Faucett about a year before Cindy died. (Source: Samantha Sebastian)
CAMPBELL, MO (KFVS) -

A headstone in Campbell, Missouri shows a sense of humor, and that's exactly how one family says their father would have wanted it.

Samantha Sebastian, of Kennett, said when her mother passed away in October 2011, her brother wrote a poem for the back of her headstone. When their father passed away in 2014, she said he couldn't think of anything to suit their father's playful character.

That's when it came to her.

Sebastian suggested they put "I'm with her" and an arrow pointing to their mother's headstone.

Her father, Julius "Lee" Faucett and her mother Cynthia "Cindy" Faucett married on Aug. 12, 1983. They lived happily in Campbell, Mo.

Sebastian said her mother had COPD and suffered with it for many years. She said her father took her mother to her doctor appointments and anywhere else she needed to go.

Lee cooked for Cindy, changed her oxygen tanks, along with doing everyday tasks. Sebastian said he did all of that even after having two strokes; and he never complained.

On the night of Oct. 5, 2011, after celebrating Lee's birthday, Lee and Cindy went to bed.

"He got up in the middle of the night and she wasn't breathing," Sebastian said.

She said her father tried to do CPR, but when the EMS arrived, Cindy was gone.

"I had never seen him cry before, but that day he did," she said.

In July 2014 Sebastian said her father found out he had lung cancer.

"On September 18th he went to be with my mom," she said.

She said her father was always telling jokes.

Now they're just keeping the laughter alive.

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