Death is an unfortunate part of life and the passing of a loved one can be difficult to process and cope with. While losing someone is never easy, one of the best ways to honor them is to remember them with an obituary. Ely Funeral Home offers obituaries as a way to commemorate a life that has been lived. Knowing what obituaries are and how to approach them can make the process a little easier.
What is an Obituary?
An obituary is a brief article that appears in a newspaper or other publication, often written by family members or close friends of the deceased. It typically includes the person’s name, age, occupation, residence, and family members. It sometimes includes biographical information, such as education, military service, personal interests, and hobbies. It also typically includes funeral service information and may list family members who have predeceased the deceased. It serves to commemorate their life and provide vital information for their friends and family.
Why Should You Request an Obituary?
Requesting an obituary can be a great way to honor the life of a loved one. It allows friends, family, and acquaintances to learn more about the deceased, as well as providing a record of their life for future generations. Obituaries can also provide a way to celebrate the accomplishments and memories of the person who has passed away. They also serve as a way for people to express their condolences and share their memories of the deceased.
What Information is Needed to Write an Obituary?
When writing an obituary, it is important to have all the necessary information available. This includes the person’s name, age, occupation, residence, and family members. It should also include biographical information, such as education, military service, and interests. Any awards or recognition received should also be included. It is also important to include the funeral service information, such as the date and time, and the name of the funeral home.
What Should You Avoid When Writing an Obituary?
When writing an obituary, it is important to avoid any negative language or criticism. It should be a positive statement about the life of the deceased and not a place to air grievances or make accusations. It is also important to avoid using slang, jargon, or abbreviations. This should be a formal document that reflects the respect and dignity deserved by the deceased.
How Can Ely Funeral Home Help?
Ely Funeral Home can assist with the obituary process in a variety of ways. They can guide you through the process of writing an obituary and provide assistance with gathering the necessary information. They can also help to submit the obituary to local newspapers and other publications, and help to arrange for any necessary services. Ely Funeral Home is dedicated to providing compassionate and professional service to help you through this difficult time.
Writing an obituary can be a difficult and emotional process, but it is also a way to honor the life of a loved one. Ely Funeral Home can provide assistance and support in this process, helping to make it a bit easier. Knowing what an obituary is and how to approach writing it can make the process a little less overwhelming. Remembering a life that has been lived is a beautiful way to honor a loved one and make sure their memory lives on.