Writing an obituary is an act of love that can accomplish many things. At its core, an obitua…
How it works
1. You add the obituary
Enter the obituary text into our form, along with other basic information on the deceased. You can also use one of our obituary templates.
2. You share additional details
We'll prompt you to add other information like funeral details, photos, memorial gift preferences, family members and more, if you wish. Everything is optional.
3. Your custom website is published
Everything you share will live on a custom website just for your loved one. You can share the page with others, and they can find it themselves using online search.
Everything that's included on your free website
Choose which features you'd like to use.
Publish an obituary ❤ Share funeral information ❤ Collect funeral RSVPs
Share a funeral livestream ❤ Post a note to friends and family
Receive photos, videos and messages ❤ Collect funeral donations
Suggest donations to a charity ❤ Let people send you flowers
Send thank you notes ❤ Share family of the deceased ❤ Build a life timeline
Share their favorite things ❤ Answer others' questions ❤ Acknowledge caregivers
Personalize color scheme ❤ Add other memorial co-managers ❤ & more
- Publish an obituary
- Share funeral information
- Collect funeral RSVPs
- Share a funeral livestream
- Post a note to friends and family
- Receive photos, videos and messages
- Collect funeral donations
- Suggest donations to a charity
- Let people send you flowers
- Send thank you notes
- Share family of the deceased
- Build a life timeline
- Share their favorite things
- Answer others' questions
- Acknowledge caregivers
- Add other memorial co-managers
- Personalize color scheme
- & more
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The easiest way to publish an obituary
Simple to post
Create a custom webpage with an obituary in minutes. Share the obituary, add basic details on your loved one, upload a photo, and you're ready to go.
Easy to share
You'll get a custom link that you can share anywhere. It's also easy to send a beautiful email announcement with a link to the obituary.
There's no charge to publish, share or keep the obituary online. We make money through other services we offer on Ever Loved.
Why publish an obituary online?
An obituary is a great way to share your loved one's story with the world, but newspaper obituaries usually cost hundreds (sometimes even thousands!) of dollars, despite that fact that fewer and fewer people read the newspaper.
When you publish an obituary on Ever Loved, it's easy to share that story with the world and with the specific people who care the most — and all on your own schedule. You can post the link anywhere and easily email it to friends and family.
Plus, it's completely free.
How to write an obituary
Start with basic information
Most people choose to start with "[Name] of [city, state] passed away [unexpectedly/peacefully] on [date] at the age of [age]." Next, it's common to list predeceased and surviving family members.
Share the details that defined them
Spend a few paragraphs talking about their childhood, schools, career successes, general accomplishments, passions and/or anything else that you feel defined their life.
Add any service or memorial details
Let people know how they can participate in honoring the individual. On Ever Loved, you can add specific events, and even send out email announcements and collect RSVPs.
Write an obituary
Post a free obituary to share your loved one's legacy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an obituary?
An obituary is an overview of someone's life that is published after the person passes away. Obituaries are usually written by a family member or close friend but can be written by a professional as well.
Why are online obituaries gaining in popularity?
Today, most people find that online obituaries are the easiest way to share their loved one's life story and key funeral information with friends and family. Historically, obituaries were usually published in the local newspaper, but as physical papers have become less popular and people are more spread out, newspaper obituaries have become less effective at reaching everyone, so more people have turned to posting obituaries online. Digital obituaries allow families to include as much information as they'd like and are easy to share with anyone. By publishing an obituary on an obituary website like Ever Loved, you also make it easy for others to find the obituary using Google and through the site's obituary listings.
What if I don't know how to write an obituary?
You're not alone! Many people don't know how to write an obituary when they first start, but Ever Loved has tons of resources to help guide you. We recommend starting by looking over real obituary examples to get a feel for the style that you like. Many people also find that it helps to use an obituary template. You'll be able to simply fill in your loved one's information, and then edit any of the text to match what you'd like to cover. It's important to remember that there's no one obituary format that you need to follow; an obituary can be whatever you want it to be.
How can I make an obituary feel more personal?
Obituaries are best when they're customized to the life of the person who passed away. You can personalize an obituary by identifying a few core aspects from their life that you felt defined them and expanding on these aspects in the obituary. Including important biographical information in the obituary is standard, but you can easily weave this in between personality and character traits, inspirational moments or stories, and other pieces of your loved one's life that made them who they are. If you're looking for more inspiration, you can find examples of personal obituaries that have been posted on Ever Loved.
Do I need to write an obituary?
Writing an obituary is optional, it's not required and is a personal choice. However, it is considered standard practice to write an obituary after someone passes away. Historically, obituaries were written and published in the newspaper as a way of notifying others that a death had occurred. Today, obituaries have transformed into a way to share someone's life story instead of just a way to announce someone has passed. Since publishing an obituary in the newspaper is typically priced by how many lines you include, obituaries posted in the newspapers are typically short and factual. Publishing an obituary on Ever Loved lets you write an obituary that's as long (or as short) as you'd like which gives you ample space to share the story of your loved one's life.
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