ATTENTION: If you are using or planning to use a funeral home within The News-Gazette's publication area in East Central Illinois, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC SUBMISSION FORM without first contacting the funeral home. Many have their own accounts with the paper, and this will streamline the verification and payment processes.
Also, when providing information to verify a death outside of our publication area, please include a funeral home name and website when possible. These can both be entered either in the "Contact Person:" field under "Verification" or in the notes section at the bottom of the form.
In addition, The News-Gazette does not publish on Mondays, so please do not choose that day when submitting. Any obits submitted for publication on a Monday will be moved to the next Tuesday.
FUNERAL HOMES: If you have an account with The News-Gazette, please make sure to enter all obits through that account whenever possible. If you are having problems with your account or need to make adjustments, please contact Managing Editor Niko Dugan at email@example.com.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
After filling out the following form, providing all the necessary information, including death verification, the obituary will be submitted for review. Our staff will review the obituary and, if any problems are found, contact you via phone or email.
After passing review, you will receive an email showing you how to pay for the obituary by credit card. Without payment, the obituary will not be approved for publication. At any time, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or with problems concerning this form.