. Writing Your Tribute

When you are ready, we require the following information

  • Your name, phone number, email address and mailing address.
  • If the obituary has already been written, please be prepared to upload a digital text file. However, if you would prefer not to write the obituary, we can write it for you.
  • The name and phone number of the funeral home, crematorium, or medical donation program handling your arrangements. We also can accept a scanned death certificate.
  • Any photo or photos you would like us to print. We recommend that you submit a great photograph that best captures the person’s spirit. You may submit more than one photo, such as a great historic photograph and also a current headshot. Digital photographs are easiest, but we also can scan and return physical photos if that best captures the person.
  • The date you are hoping to see the obituary published.

Information you may wish to include

  • Name, age, city and date of death.
  • Time, date and location of the funeral services and any visitation.
  • Names of survivors and family members who predeceased the person, including parents, spouse, children, grandchildren and other close friends.
  • Name of the funeral home or crematorium handling the arrangements.
  • Contact information for where memorial contributions may be made.
  • Work history, military history, education and memberships in social or civic groups.
  • Notable accomplishments or honors.
  • Passions and hobbies.
  • A story or two that captures the person’s essence.

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