At Routsong Funeral Home we use several types of obituary notifications: local newspapers, out of town newspapers,, and  Using one of our two web site options you can email your loved one’s obituary via your email contact list. 
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, Mountain Climbing, etc.
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Spouse (if any), Parents, any additional family members you would like listed
SURVIVED BY:   Spouse (if any), 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 Routsong, do not list it again in the visitation section. 
BURIAL IN: Name of Cemetery
VISITATION:  Time, Date, Place, Address.  If visitation is at Routsong write: “Family will receive friends from ______ t_______ at the funeral home. 
IN LIEU OF:  Full Name and Address.
CONDOLENCES may be sent to the family at 



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