If you are working with a mortuary, placing the obituary is usually part of their service to you. In that case, the mortuary would receive the bill for the obituary and they will add it to the total cost of the funeral. If you wish to submit the obituary as a private party, use the form below to place an Obituary Notice or In Memoriam Ad. This form may also be used by funeral homes to submit obituaries. Obituaries and In Memoriam Ads are published in the World Herald 7 days a week with morning delivery to all subscribers.
OBITUARY AND IN MEMORIAM AD RATES: (based on approximately 30 characters per line – letters, numbers, spaces, punctuation) Monday through Saturday: $ 4.82 per line per day Sunday: $ 5.71 per line Photo Space: counts as 24 lines per photograph All Obituaries are uploaded to our website, Omaha.com, regardless of the number of days in print and hosted indefinitely. Flat fee: $20.00
VERIFICATION: All Obituary Notices must be verified before publication. The World Herald Obituary Staff is required to confirm all deaths with a funeral home or crematory prior to publication. In the case of anatomical donation to a medical research facility, the name and phone number of the facility must be provided by the family.
PROOF AND QUOTE: After the obituary is verified and set for publication, a proof and quote of the notice will be emailed back to you for approval and payment.
DEADLINES FOR APPROVAL TO PUBLISH AND PAYMENT: Monday through Friday: 3 pm the day before publication Saturday and Sunday: 2 pm the day before publication Obituaries are prepaid over the phone. We accept Visa, AmEx and Discover as well as electronic checks. (Mastercard is not accepted.)
FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE: Please call The Omaha World-Herald Obituary Desk at 402-444-1286 Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Holidays: 9:00 am -11:00 am New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day