An Indiana woman wanted to honor her late husband with a headstone shaped like a couch, and featuring Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR logos. St. Joseph's Catholic Church said the headstone is completely inappropriate — so the widow sued.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. An Indiana woman found a way to honor her late husband. He spent a lot of time watch TV sports so she ordered a black granite headstone that was shaped like a couch, and featuring Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR logos. St. Joseph's Catholic Church said the headstone is completely inappropriate - they will not allow it. So the widow sued. The priest says he supported the grieving widow, quote, "The entire way until this matter came up." It's MORNING EDITION.
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