Writing a Funeral Obituary
Are you faced with having to write a newspaper obituary? A funeral obituary for a family member or spouse who has just passed away, may not be as difficult as you think, if you use the right resources. There are some general guidelines and templates that you can follow to help you in formulating your death notice. You can also view an online sample funeral obituary or find one in a newspaper for reference.
If you’ve never written one before, it could seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you are in the funeral planning stages. Use the obituary templates to help you know what order the items are to be written. Place a longer version in funeral obituary programs so that all attendees can read the details of the life of your loved one.
You can find samples of obituaries online if you need to read a few to get the idea of what is usually included. There are certain items you want to include depending on the person or deceased you are writing it for. The whole process should go faster if you gather the data before you actually start writing. It should take you about an hour to complete. This is basically a biography of the deceased life, accomplishments and historical information.
You should delegate this task to someone who is close to the deceased like an immediate family member or close friend of the family. Generally these obituaries are about four to five paragraphs long. You do not have to state the cause of death if you do not wish to.
The Funeral Program Site has a wonderful selection of free funeral poems and funeral resources. There is also a beautiful selection of templates for funeral programs, funeral prayer cards, thank you cards, funeral songs, memorial bookmarks, and booklets.