FAQ

Obituary FAQ

What Information Do You Need To Write An Obituary?

Our obituaries can contain a lot of information. Below is a specific list of information you can include in the obituary.

Keep in mind that most of the information is optional. Only enter the information that you want to share in the obituary. Only include the most important parts of the persons life.

Any sections labeled “Additional Information” is a text box that allows you to add stories, anecdotes, or any other information you would like to include in the obituary.

There are tips and examples to help you with each element of the obituary form.

CONTACT INFO

  • Your Name
  • Phone
  • E-Mail
  • Your relationship to the deceased

PAYMENT INFO

  • We use PayPal to process all payments. PayPal accepts all major credit cards. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use your credit card.

ABOUT THE DECEASED

  • Name
  • Nickname
  • Age at time of death
  • Gender
  • Reference name (how we will refer to the deceased in the obituary)
  • City, State of residence at time of death
  • Additional Information about the deceased

DEATH INFO

  • Date of Death
  • City, State of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Additional Death Information

EARLY LIFE INFO

  • Date of Birth
  • City, State of Birth
  • Additional Birth Info

PARENTS

  • Fathers full name
  • Father still living? (year of death)
  • mothers full maiden name
  • mother still alive? (year of death)

RESIDENTIAL TIMELINE

  • Place of Residence, Length of stay, comments
  • (up to six places of residence)

SPOUSES

  • Name of spouse
  • Year of Marriage, City, State of marriage
  • Spouse still living? Year of death
  • Total years married
  • Additional spouse info
  • (up to two spouses)

PRE-DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS

  • Name, relationship, year of death
  • (up to six Pre-Deceased family members)
  • Number of Pre-Deceased Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Great-Great-Grandchildren

SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS

  • Name, Relationship, Spouses first name, City, State of residence
  • (up to 10 Surviving family members)
  • Number of Surviving Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Great-Great-Grandchildren
  • Additional Family info

EDUCATION

  • High school, city, state, year of graduation
  • Additional education Info

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

  • Branch of service
  • Years of active duty
  • Additional military Info

CAREER INFO

  • Additional career info

MEMBERSHIPS

  • (churches, clubs, associations, community service groups, etc…)

VOLUNTEER WORK

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

SERVICE INFORMATION

  • Visitation/Viewing – location, address, date, time
  • Type of service
  • Service location, address, date, time
  • Officiant
  • Additional Service info
  • Internment location, city, state
  • Funeral Director, city, state
  • Memorial funds, donations

Can I Save and Finish Entering Obituary Info Later?

Unfortunately no.

We are planning to add that capability in the future. But it’s not available at this time.

My Browser/Computer Crashed Before I was finished Entering Obituary Info. What Can I Do?

Send us a message using the Contact Us page and we’ll be glad to help get it all straightened out.

How Long Does It Take To Fill out the Obituary Form?

It usually takes between 30-60 minutes to complete the obituary form.

There is a mistake in the obituary, what can I do?

You are free to make any changes or corrections to any obituaries we write for you. If you need help with any corrections or changes, let us know and we will be happy to help. No extra charge.

Can I use your obituary in our local newspaper?

Absolutely. We claim no copyrights to an obituary we write for you. You are free to use them however you wish, including submitting to newspapers or online memorial sites.

Be aware that many print newspapers use specific formats and may edit your obituary to fit their standards.

 

Can you help me submit the obituary to a newspaper?

This is a service we are planning on offering in the future. But we do not offer it at this time.

Check with your funeral service provider, they can usually help you submit the obituary to local newspapers.

Do you offer refunds?

The only time we will offer a refund is if there are unreasonable delays in completing the obituary.

We will gladly and to the best of our ability re-write or make changes to the obituary. But once the obituary has been written, we will not offer refunds.