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Writing a Death Notice

Writing a Death Notice

One of the tasks that you may have to do if you have had a death in your family is to write a death notice. Many people confuse this with an obituary, but they are not the same. Putting together a death notice can be hard if you do not know much about them, so it is always a good idea to learn how to even begin. Funeral home directors and providers of cremation services in Bowling Green, OH have some tips that can make this easier.

The very first thing that you need to do before even starting the process of writing the death notice is to find a newspaper or magazine where it will be printed. Most newspapers have a section for death notices, especially in smaller cities and towns. If you are not sure if the newspaper you are thinking of offers this service, give them a call and ask.

Once you have a newspaper that will print the notice, you will want to read some of the ones that have already been printed. Reading death notices can give you a good idea of the kind of length it should be and the tone it should have. It can also give you a guideline you can follow about what to include and what to leave out. You will also want to consider the style of the other death notices. Some newspapers will rewrite the notice if it does not sound like their other ones, so do keep that in mind.

You will need to put together a short notice of death that includes the time, date, and location where it happened so that people have all of the information they need. You can include personal information like how many children they had or what their profession was. The amount of information you add will depend on the length of the note and how much the newspaper charges per word.

It is important to add all of the details for the funeral or memorial service. This has to all be clearly written out so that people can find it without problem. Some newspapers will allow for the funeral information to be in bold or in larger fonts, so do ask about this.

Writing a death note does not have to take much time. You just need to add the facts and the day when the service will take place. Speak with the newspaper to make certain that you have a good grasp of the kind of notices they print so that there is no risk of the notice being rewritten. You can also ask for help from the Bowling Green, OH cremation service provider or funeral home director, since they will have the right experience. Turn to us at Habegger Funeral Services for more information on this process. You can visit us at 2001 Consaul St Toledo, OH 43605 or you can call us at (419) 214-2622 right now to see samples of death notes.

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