Who Writes the Obituary?

Video Transcript

Lots of times today families are writing their own obituaries. Certainly the funeral director can assist the families with writing an obituary. They can certainly help with the editing of that. When you want to submit to a newspaper, most newspapers only accept obituaries submitted by a funeral establishment or a funeral director, so we will also assist in helping the family submit to any of the newspapers that they wish to have their loved one’s obituary in.

Answers from Other Funeral Directors Around the United States:

We have an obituary outline available to help you write the obituary. Our staff offers a service to prepare and place the obituary into your selected papers and to publish it to our website for a fee of $62.00.

- Abby Schilling
Funeral Director in Richfield, MN

The family will generate an obituary and email the proof to the Funeral Director.

- C. A. Bankston
Funeral Director in Fort Worth, TX

Obituaries can be written by the family, with the help of a funeral director, or with a standard template.

- Michael Sollitto
Funeral Director in Charlotte, NC

In most cases, the family begins the obituary process and we assist with any editing. However, if the family is unable or unsure on how to begin, then we will write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper of their choice.

- Jessica Watts
Funeral Director in Jacksonville, FL