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