Obituary Request

Only obituaries that are 50 words or fewer are free of charge. This is just a few sentences and includes basic information about the person and service information.

Longer obituaries will be charged based on word count. If you fill out more than the first few boxes in this form, the obituary is likely no longer free. The average obituary — with birth and death information, service information, some detail about a person’s life and a list of survivors — typically costs between $100 and $150, and that includes a photo.

If you have a budget you’re trying to meet, please put that figure in the last block of the form as other pertinent information.

Up to 50 words No charge Photo: +$30
51-150 words $70 Photo: +$30
151-250 words $110 Photo: +$30
251-350 words $160 Photo: +$30
351-450 words $210 Photo: +$30
451-550 words $260 Photo: +$30
words over 550
$50 per 50 words Photo: included

Second newspaper: 50 percent discount

***up to 3 tear sheets at no charge if obits is paid for

You can write an obituary in this space, or fill out the form below.
Full name of deceased
Last place of residence
Date of death (month/day/year)
Place of death (city, state)
Service/celebration/burial information, including time, date, and location
Date of birth
Place of birth
Parent's names
City he/she was raised in
Where lived throughout life
Where he/she attended school and degrees earned
Military service or community group membership
Marriage information (who/where/when)
Group or club memberships or activities
What he/she liked to do in spare time
Family remembers him/her as
He/she is survived by (family member) of (city/state)
He/she was preceded in death by
Memorial donations may be made to (organization, address)
Arrangements are under the direction of what funeral home
Any other pertinent information
Are you sending photo by e-mail?
If so, e-mail your photo to You will get an e-mail confirming it was received.
Submitted by
Daytime phone
Evening phone
E-mail address
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