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 60 characters per line – letters, numbers, spaces, punctuation) Monday through Saturday: $ 8.25 per line per day Sunday: $ 9.85 per line per day Photo: Is inset with text. Photos are justified to the left and will occupy ½ of a text line for 16 lines. Top Line/Name Line is a larger font that will bill out at 2 lines. All Obituaries are uploaded to our website, Omaha.com, regardless of the number of days in print and hosted indefinitely. There is a required flat fee of $100 in addition to the print lineage. This includes the additional notice that will appear in our quarterly Keepsake section (publishing in April, July, October, and January 2021).
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 A photo for an Obituary or In Memoriam to start on Monday must be submitted before 2 pm on Saturday. Obituaries are prepaid over the phone. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover as well as electronic checks.
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