Writing an Obituary Writing an Obituary
More than merely a ‘good-bye’ to the
deceased, this is a farewell which details in
Card of Thanks
chronological order, the life of the deceased. A Card of Thanks may be placed in The
An obituary also serves as notification that an Monitor for a nominal fee. This is a perfect
individual has passed away and details of the way to thank those who offered medical care
services that are to take place. to your loved one, brought food in, offered
condolences or provided some type of care
or service to the family in your time of need.
A customized ad with a background of your
choice will be provided to make your card of
Important information to include
in the obituary:
• Deceased’s full name (include nickname
Age at time of death
• Date and place of death An Anniversary Ad is offered, for a nominal
• Location where the deceased resided fee, as a special way to remember your loved
• Complete service information including one’s passing, birthday or anniversary mass.
date, time and location A customized ad with a background of your
choice will be provided to offer you a special
• Visitation information
way to memorialize your loved one.
• Additional information such as where
the body will be laid to rest and names of
pallbearer or honorary pallbearer.
• Names of survivors and their location Contact Information
– parents, spouse and children, siblings
• A recap of the person’s life, education,
job history, memberships, hobbies, firstname.lastname@example.org
awards and miscellaneous information
• Memorials including the name and (956)683-4453
address to assist people in making
The Monitor’s How do I publish a loved
one’s death in the newspaper and
Enhanced Obituary online?
Everyone has a story. Share your loved one’s Placement of a paid obituary is a service that
story with an Enhanced Obituary, which is is usually provided by the funeral director
automatically included with every notice you assisting the family.
place in The Monitor. This service provides
an easier to read format, is easier to search and A paid obituary may be placed in The Monitor
stays online for longer reference. Visitors to the as a tribute to your loved one. A death
site may also sign the electronic Guest Books notice, published without charge, may also be
and create a Moving Tribute to their loved placed. The following information explains
ones. Obituaries are one of the most popular these terms and how you should proceed.
and important sections on themonitor.com.
With The Monitor’s Enhanced Obituary, a Death Notice
user can include video, audio, photos and a
personalized biography that will appear with DEATh NoTiCE: This is a free notice. it
the online version. contains basic information about the deceased -
Name, age, date and location of the death and the
• Write a biography that shares stories and name of the funeral home handling the services.
• Talk about your loved one’s favorite books, ToDAY’S FUNERALS: This is also a free notice.
it contains - Name of deceased, time, date and
quotes and hobbies.
place of service.
• Showcase photos, home movies and audio
• Share with family and friends through a link Paid Obituary
in the online version of the obituary.
If the family prefers to publish more information
than a death notice, the other option is a paid
obituary. A paid obituary is written by either
How Do I Create the funeral home or the family. It may also
include a head and shoulders photograph of
an Enhanced Obituary? the deceased.
Paid obituaries are included on www.
When submitting obituary information to the themonitor.com as an added service to you and
newspaper of funeral home, simply include will be posted online shortly after approval.
your email address. You will receive an email Each obituary can be made into a printable
from our trusted partner Legacy.com, with version, e-mailed to others and is archived at
information on how to get started. themonitor.com.