Obituary Information

Obituary notices and classified death notices help families notify friends that someone has died. Some papers run free biographical obituaries; others charge a fee. Some papers allow black and white or color photographs to accompany notices.

The following is an example of information that you might want to include in an obituary. If you would like, you can print this page and check off each item as you write the notice.

Example Information
☐ Name of deceased in full (first, middle or maiden, last)
☐ Age of deceased
☐ Home area, length of residence
☐ Date of death
☐ Place of death
☐ Cause of death; length and kind of illness
☐ Date of birth
☐ Place of birth
☐ Education (where and when)
☐ Employment (where and when)
☐ Military service, if applicable
☐ Personal and/or professional achievements
☐ Membership in churches and organizations; offices held
☐ Hobbies and other interests
☐ Survivors and their home areas
☐ When and where the funeral, burial, wake and/or memorial service will take place
☐ Information regarding where memorial contributions can be sent, if applicable

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