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Minnesota woman, 93, leaves obituary telling mourners: 'In lieu of flowers, do not vote for Trump' 


Minnesota woman, 93, leaves obituary where she gives mourners very specific instructions: ‘In lieu of flowers, do not vote for Trump’

  • Georgia May Adkins died of a stroke on September 28 at a hospital in St. Paul
  • A pair of obituaries were published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press including details of how she wanted to be cremated and then honored with a church service 
  • The obituaries, published on October 11, also detailed that she preferred that her friends and family not patronize a florist
  • Instead, her dying wish was that mourners do not vote Donald Trump in to a second term at the White House
  • ‘In lieu of flowers, Georgia preferred that you do not vote for Trump,’ the 93-year-old’s obituary read
  • Her dying wish went viral on social media with thousands sharing it on Facebook

A Minnesota woman, 93, left an obituary where she gave mourners very specific instructions: ‘In lieu of lowers, do not vote for Trump’.  

Georgia May Adkins, of Inver Grove Heights, died of a stroke on September 28 at United Hospital in St. Paul. 

A pair of obituaries were published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press including details of how she wanted to be cremated and then honored with an October 16 church service at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Paul under COVID-19 protocols. 

The obituaries, published on October 11, also detailed that she preferred that her friends and family not patronize a florist.

A Minnesota woman, 93, left an obituary where she gave mourners very specific instructions: 'In lieu of lowers, do not vote for Trump'. Pictured the obituary

A Minnesota woman, 93, left an obituary where she gave mourners very specific instructions: ‘In lieu of lowers, do not vote for Trump’. Pictured the obituary

Instead, she had one very specific request that mourners do not vote Donald Trump in to a second term at the White House.  

‘In lieu of flowers, Georgia preferred that you do not vote for Trump,’ the obituary read.

The 93-year-old’s dying wish went viral on social media with thousands sharing it on Facebook. 

Adkins’ granddaughter Amber Westman commented on one of the threads that it was a sign of her grandmother being ‘fierce everyday and remains so through her legacy!’

Several social media users vowed to honor her wish while others blasted her political plea.  

‘We got you covered Georgia!’ one person wrote on Facebook.

Georgia May Adkins (pictured), of Inver Grove Heights, died of a stroke on September 28 at United Hospital in St. Paul

Georgia May Adkins (pictured), of Inver Grove Heights, died of a stroke on September 28 at United Hospital in St. Paul

Adkins was born in St. Paul and went on to work as a linotypist for 32 years at West Publishing Co.

She was married twice and had six children and three stepchildren.  

In her later years, she lived at Timber Hills Senior Independent Living Apartments in Inver Grove Heights.

She regularly contributed to the Pioneer Press’ Bulletin Board page under the name, ‘ET’s Wife.’  

Adkins was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Thomas Adkins, and her first husband, Edward Donald Wille, as well as a sister, son, daughter and stepdaughter. 

She is survived by three daughters, a son, two stepdaughters, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

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