Tips On How to Author An Extensive Funeral Obituary

The official obituary can be written in different ways using story lines, reverse order and themes. This type of publication is normally written from the perspective that another person is narrating the life story of the decease. The conlusion of a life once lived should provide as much information as possible in the obituary for family and friends to read.

Using a chronological timeline it is very easy to write an obituary, the events occur in the same order as the deceases life. It is very critical not to associate death with life as it will make the process of writing the obituary even harder. The main focal point should be information pertaining to the obituary and the life legacy. The entire story will unfold once you begin to write about the decease and follow the chronological order.

Sequential order is best practice when composing an obituary for a love one or family member. Here is an outline you can follow:

Obituary program Outline:

  • Name of the Departed
  • Date of Birth and Time if applicable
  • The Birth Place or Region – Community and State
  • Specify the Parents or Guardians First and Last Names
  • List Childhood Living Place
  • Place of Residence

Education and learning:

  • Elementary, Junior High, High School
  • University and Grad School
  • Specialized Training or Business School


  • Write down the date of Matrimony
  • Specify kids names as a result of the Marriage
  • Length of the Marriage


  • Career or Job
  • Special Training
  • Duration of Employment

Military services:

  • Status In Military
  • List the Branch of Military services
  • Special Military Training
  • Military Awards or Medals
  • Tour or Duty or Wars Served

Community Organizations:

  • List Local or State Affiliations
  • Charitable Affiliations
  • Spiritual Affiliations
  • Fraternal Affiliations
  • Political Affiliations


  • Pastimes
  • Preferred Sports activities
  • Specific Interest

Preceded in Death Information:

Spouses and Other relatives may have passed away preceeding other family members in death. List this information in a short paragraph just before the surviving members.

Surviving List:

  • Husband or wife
  • Immediate Family Members
  • Siblings
  • Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
  • List the In-Laws
  • Nieces and Nephews
  • Grand Children
  • Different Relatives and Colleagues

Complete the complex task of writing the entire obituary using this simple guide as an outline. For example, start the obituary with the name of the decease using a complete sentence. Continue writing the obituary with the date or birth, city location and state. Following that, the Mother and Father of the decease should be recognized and their family location during childhood. Creating obituary sentences can be rather easy using this unique outline as it follows the chronological order sequence from start to finish.

Before publishing the obituary you should proofread all the information upon completion of writing it. Using better judgement, i would advise at least two people to review and proofread the obituary for mistakes and errors. This will only result in less errors and mistakes by having more eyes reviewing the document.

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