Guidelines for submitting an obituary to The Elkhart Truth:
The Elkhart Truth's deadline each day is 3 p.m. for the
following day's publication. Our office is not open Saturday or Sunday for
hard-copy drop-offs. Those wishing to submit an obituary are encouraged to send
it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and to call and verify its receipt at (574) 296-5887.
- Name and phone number of mortuary/cremation service/funeral home/scientific
research organization that can verify death. (We must be able to make this
verification, or we will not run the obituary.)
information for person submitting the obituary and/or providing payment
for obituary, if applicable.
- Name, date of birth, date of death of the deceased and the deceased's connection
to the Elkhart County or southern Michigan area (former resident,
formerly worked here or has a named survivor of this area).
- Payment, if applicable.
- A free obituary is roughly six inches of one newspaper column, which translates
to 1,064 characters (including spaces). Any text running longer than 1,064
characters with spaces incurs a charge. For a quote, or to get pricing
information on multiple publication dates, contact The Elkhart Truth
Obituaries. Any obituary requested to run as free, but is longer than the
eligible space, will be edited for length according to The Elkhart Truth's
- An additional $10 typing fee applies to obituaries submitted in any form
other than a composed obituary sent via email, on top of any charge due to
- There is an additional $15 charge to list a website (including for online
condolences), on top of any charge incurred by the length.
- If the submitted obituary contains an error not made by The Elkhart Truth, it may
be rerun with the corrected information once only for a fee of $25. The
error must be a significant, factual error, not additional information.
- One photograph can be run with the obituary for free. A second photograph
incurs a $25 charge.
* The Elkhart Truth reserves the right to edit for grammar,
spelling, AP Style and The Elkhart Truth's own style and to decline to publish
any photograph of poor quality.