Obituary submission form

Friends and families of the deceased have prepared these obituaries, funeral announcements and memorials. They are a tribute to their loved ones' accomplishments and a service to friends who would like to pay their respects.

To submit announcements and discuss fees, please contact your funeral director or phone the News-Leader's obituary department at (417) 836-1251 or 1-800-695-1972 between the hours of 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. on holidays. Visit for a listing of funeral service providers.

The Obituary department is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

IMPORTANT!: All obituaries submitted online or by fax must be approved by phone, e-mail or fax before publication; Please include appropriate contact information, where you may be reached for approval of content and charges, to ensure publication in the following day's paper. Without authorization, the obituary will not be published.

Obituaries must be received before 4 p.m. for the following day's publication.

Pre-Payment is required.

* If you have already prepared an obituary and know what you would like it to say, please enter the text in the box below.

* If you need assistance putting the obituary together and you would like us to format it for you, please include ONLY the information below that applies and that you want included in the obituary.
Town or City of Residence (current/former):
Day, Date and/or Place of Birth:
Day, Date and/or Place of Death:
High School & College Attendance:
Dates of Graduation:
Military or Government Service:
Years of Service/ Retirement Date:

Spouse and Family  
Spouse's Name (including maiden name of wife):
Date and Place of Marriage:

Affiliations and Memberships  
Church Affiliation:
Community Service:
Volunteer Work/ Memberships:
Honors and/or Awards:
Hobbies and/or Interests:

Preceded in Death By:

Guardian or Step Parents:
Children and Their Spouses:
Stepchildren and Their Spouses:
Grandchildren (Number of grandchildren and/or their names):
Brothers and Their Spouses:
Sisters and Their Spouses:
Nieces and Nephews:
Other Relatives and Close Friends:

Type of Service (i.e. Funeral service, Memorial service, Graveside service, Funeral Mass, etc.):
Service Location (i.e. Name of Funeral Home or Church):
Date of Service:
Time of Service:
Burial Location (if applicable):
Date of Burial:
Time of Service:
Visitation Location:
Date of Visitation:
Time of Visitation:
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions/donations may be made to (Charity or Organization Name and Address if available):

Photos can be printed in color or black & white for the same price. The Springfield News-Leader suggests photos with good contrast for the best reproduction. The Springfield News-Leader crops photos to feature a headshot of the departed. Full-length photos can be printed in multi-column announcements.

How are you submitting the photo to accompany your announcement?
Mail: Springfield News-Leader, Attn: Obituary Department Department, 651 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65806
(We can accept the following file types: jpeg, tif, pdf. A photo with at least 200 resolution will produce the best quality in the paper.)
In person
Not submitting photo to accompany obituary

Note: Please include the deceased's name on the back of the photo

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A name, address and daytime phone of the person submitting the information is required for verification.
Phone: ()
City: State:

Credit Card Information
Note: This site uses Secure Commerce Transaction Encryption. Your credit card will not be charged until we have confirmed the text and price of the announcement with you.
Credit Card Type
Credit Card Number 
Expiration Date
Name as it appears on the card:

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following question. If you have any questions about COPPA, see our Terms of Service.
How old are you?
Under 13 13-17 18-34
35-49 50-64 65 or older

To contact us with questions, please call (417) 836-1251 or e-mail:
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