Writing Guide

At Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home we use several types of obituary notifications: local newspapers, out of town newspapers, and our website notice at www.egglestonmeinert.com

Obituaries should be developed by your loved one’s relationship connections such as education, career, memberships, hobbies, etc.  If you choose the option to include a photo, it should be the most recent photo that shows the person in good health.  
 
FORMAT:  Follow the format as presented below: (view example)
 
LAST NAME, First Name, Middle Name or Initial, Nickname or shortened version of First Name
 
AGE ______      OF ______________________(City)
 
PASSED AWAY _________________________(Place) ________________(Date of Death) 

EDUCATION:  High School, College, Post Graduate, Year of Graduation
 
CAREER/WORK HISTORY:  Retired From (Year) Career Path / Other Places of Work
 
MEMBERSHIPS: Churches, Clubs, Organizations
 
HOBBIES: Gardening, Golf, Fishing, Knitting etc.
 
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Spouse (if any), Parents, any additional family members you would like listed
 
SURVIVED BY:   Spouse (if any & years married), Children, Siblings, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Friends
 
FUNERAL SERVICES: Time, Date, Place, Address of where Services will be held,  Who is Officiating (does not apply to Catholic Services). If funeral service is to be held at
one of Eggleston Meinert &Pavley Funeral Homes, do not list it again in the visitation section. 
 
BURIAL IN: Name of Cemetery
 
VISITATION:  Time, Date, Place, Address.  If visitation is at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley

 write: Family will receive friends from ______ to ______ at the funeral home. 
  

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTION :  Full Name and Address.
 
CONDOLENCES may be sent to the family at www.egglestonmeinert.com


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