Obituary Request

  • The Monroe News has a flat fee of $100 for each day of publication of a standard obituary with a 400 word limit written by the funeral home or family. The file can be sent via email text or as a .doc attachment to obit@monroenews.com. An additional $25 will be charged for obituaries that must be written by the news staff.

    Obituaries exceeding the 400 word limit are subject to a .25 cent per word fee.

    The standard obituary fee includes one photo of the deceased, publication in the next available print edition of The Monroe News, publication in our Bedford Now weekly newspaper on a space-available basis for those who have Bedford Township connections, and Internet posting at http://www.monroenews.com. Pre-publication proofs and “readbacks” are not provided for the $100 obituaries.

    If you want a free listing, this is a very short death notice that lists only the name, age, hometown of deceased and date of death along with the name of the funeral home or cremation society that is handling arrangements.

    The Monroe News staff will verify a death before publishing an obituary or death notice in the newspaper or posting on the web. Family members and friends who are submitting an obituary or death notice must provide the newspaper with the business name and contact information for the funeral home, cremation society or hospital office (in case of a donation to science) that is handling arrangements so that the verification can take place.

    The Monroe News will bill funeral homes and cremation societies that have established accounts with the newspaper. Visa, Discover or Mastercard account number, cash or personal checks are required in advance for all other obituaries.

    If you have additional questions, a social desk reporter is usually available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at (734) 242-1100 ext. 396.

    For suggestions and ideas of what information to include in an obituary, and how to stay within the word limit, please click here for downloadable tips.

    If your obituary will be standard size and run once, please fill out the form below.

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