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How to Draft an Obituary

May 07, 2023

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How to draft an obituary,

  1. Collect Basic Information: Gather relevant details about the deceased, such as full name, date of birth, date of death, location of death, and cause of death (if appropriate to share).
  2. Background Information: Include important biographical information about the person's life, such as their education, career, accomplishments, and affiliations.
  3. Personal Details and Interests: Emphasize the qualities that made the person unique, such as their hobbies, interests, and personality traits. Share anecdotes or stories that demonstrate their character.
  4. Mention Immediate Family: Name the surviving immediate family members, such as their spouse, children, parents, and siblings. Also, acknowledge any predeceased family members.
  5. Funeral and Memorial Service Details Include the date, time, and location of the funeral, memorial service or wake, along with any instructions related to flowers, donations, or charity contributions.
  6. Professional Tone and Appropriate Length: Keep the language of the obituary professional and clear. Generally, an obituary should be concise and informative, running between 200 and 500 words.

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