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Writing an Obituary

  • Write a first draft with the following information, then, have someone look at it and finalize including the following:
    • An announcement - name, date, location, cause of death
    • Biographical information - things they accomplished, interests
    • Survivors - family tree including the spouse, children, grandchildren, in-laws and relatives, close friends
    • Schedule of Ceremonies- time and location of wake or viewing
    • Memorials - how to honor the deceased; contributions, charities
  • Arrangements - funeral provider, location, phone number
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