How To Submit an Obituary

There is no right way or wrong way to write an obituary. There are a number of on-line sites that you can visit to get ideas, but generally just write about things you want people to remember.

If you want something changed after it is posted on-line, please send an email to us using the form below or just call one of our offices and someone will help you.

The initial obituary is submitted by or under the direction of the legal next-of-kin. The text can be in any text format such as Microsoft Word, or a plain text file. It can even be text sent in an email. If photographs are included in the obituary, just email them as an attachment to an email. It is easier for our staff to work with standard graphics files such as a jpg, gif, or png files. We often need to re-size the photographs to fit our web page format.

Families who do not have the photographs in a digital format, or do not have access to a scanner, may deliver the photographs to our office and we will scan them for you.

Check some of the obituaries on our site to see what others have done.

Here are a few suggestions:

Announce the death by including the name of the deceased, date and location of death. The cause or circumstances are optional. Née or nee is sometimes used after a married woman’s name to identify the family name that she had when she was born, eg: Mrs. Jane Doe, née Jones.

Write a short biography including where and when the person was born. Include notable milestones such as professions, hobbies, awards, schooling, etc.

Mention survivors in order, immediate family members (spouse and children or parents and siblings step-children) and secondary family members (aunts, uncles, grandchildren, close cousins). Deceased relatives should be listed last with the phrase “the late…”

It is often appropriate to announce memorial services, grave-side burials, etc. It also very helpful to mention the family’s wishes if memorial donations are to be made to some entity so people don’t have to disturb the family unnecessarily asking for instructions.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Obituaries and Comments  posted on our website are reviewed by our webmasters only; they are NOT reviewed by the owners or staff of Barton Family Funeral Service.

Submissions are the sole responsibility  of the persons or entities posting obituaries and comments.  Barton Family Funeral Service, LLC disclaims all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to any express warranties, statutory warranties, or implied warranties, about the accuracy of information posted on the site. By using this site, you agree to our Terms and Conditions, which govern your use of this site.

 

Obituaries may be sent to our office by email  with attachments.  Send text as a text or Word file and photographs as standard graphics files such as jpeg or png.  The following form may also be used but is is limited to three attached files.  For example, you may send two graphics files and a text file, or three graphics files and include the text in the box below.

As an alternative to sending the obituary by email, you may submit it here  (Three attachment limit – Please limit each file size to  approx. 800KB):

Your Name (required)

Name of deceased:

Files:

Your Email (required)

Your Message


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