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Located at 1777 N. Third Avenue, Stayton, OR, 97383, Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton is a trusted and compassionate funeral home that has been serving the community for years. With a commitment to providing exceptional care and support during difficult times, Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton is dedicated to helping families say goodbye to their loved ones with dignity and respect.

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Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton has a rich history of providing compassionate care to families in need. With a long-standing reputation for excellence, the funeral home has built a trust with the community that is unmatched. From traditional funeral services to cremations and memorial gatherings, Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton offers a range of options to suit every family's unique needs and preferences.

Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton

Address: 1777 N. Third Avenue, Stayton, OR, 97383
Phone Number: (503) 769-2423
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Richard Gene Felton - September 16, 1945 - May 12, 2024

Departed: 05/12/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Richard Felton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, peacefully passed away on May 12, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 16, 1945, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Richard was the son of Roy and Lola Felton.
Richard was united in marriage to his devoted wife, Nancy Auer, on St. Patrick's Day in Lebanon. Together, they built a life filled with love and cherished memories. Richard was a devoted father to his children, Lonnie and Toby Felton, who were his pride and joy. He was also a doting grandfather to Karis, Kaya, Jacoby, and Mia Felton, finding immense joy in their presence.
Throughout his life, Richard found fulfillment in his work as a meat cutter, displaying skill and dedication in his craft. Outside of work, he indulged in his passions for motorcycles and gardening, finding solace and contentment in the simple pleasures of life. A dedicated fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Richard never missed a game, cheering on his team with unwavering loyalty.
Richard was preceded in death by his siblings and parents, leaving behind cherished memories that will forever live on in the hearts of his loved ones. He is preceded by his seven brothers and sisters, whose bond with Richard remained unbreakable throughout the years.
In his quiet strength and gentle spirit, Richard touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering devotion will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to call him family and friend.
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Lily Crystina White - August 10, 1935 - May 12, 2024

Departed: 05/12/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Lily Crystina White, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on May 12, 2024, in Enterprise, Oregon. Born on August 10, 1935, in Worland, Wyoming, Lily was the daughter of Henry Roth and Mary Ann Olsen. She grew up in Toppenish, Washington, where she attended Toppenish High School and graduated in 1954.
Lily dedicated her life to service. She worked tirelessly as a grocery clerk and later retired as a postal clerk in Marion, Oregon. Her warm smile and kind heart endeared her to everyone she met in the community. Lily’s commitment to the folks she served left a lasting impact on those around her.
She is survived by her three children and their spouses: Harold Huff Jr. (Tina Huff), Lori Harlan (Paul Harlan), and Tawnee Wheeler (Troy Wheeler). Lily’s legacy extends to her seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who will forever cherish memories of her love and wisdom.
Lily was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and her siblings Sally, Jim, and MaryElla. Her passing leaves a void in our hearts, but her spirit lives on through the generations she touched. A graveside burial was held at Willamette Memorial Cemetery in Millersburg, Oregon.
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Baltazar Topete Rodriguez - February 05, 1950 - May 11, 2024

Departed: 05/11/2024 (Stayton)
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Thomas "Tom" Young - August 31, 1951 - May 10, 2024

Departed: 05/10/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Tom Allen Young, born on August 31, 1951, in Pasadena, California, embarked on his final journey on May 10th, 2024. He was a man of profound strength, kindness, and wit, leaving behind a legacy cherished by all who knew him.
Tom sealed his lifelong commitment to love when he married Maggie Foreman on April 22, 1971, in California. Their union was a testament to enduring love, spanning over five decades. Born and educated in California, Tom's thirst for opportunity led him to Oregon in 1984, where he sought greater horizons. For their 50th wedding anniversary, he and Maggie renewed their vows in front of family and friends.
Professionally, Tom was a trailblazer. His journey began in 1977 with a battery company, but his entrepreneurial spirit soon led him to establish his own successful venture. His dedication and hard work inspired many, leaving an indelible mark on those he encountered.
Described as a "grouchy old man" with a heart of gold, Tom was known for his straightforwardness and sage advice. His home was an open door, welcoming all who crossed its threshold. He embodied the role of everyone's dad, offering warmth, guidance, and unwavering support.
In his leisure, Tom found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life. Whether nurturing his grandchildren, tending to his beloved plants, immersing himself in computer games, or indulging in his fondness for Costco outings, he lived each moment to the fullest.
Tom faced life's challenges with courage and resilience. His battles with cancer, a triple bypass, and a motorcycle accident exemplified his unwavering strength and determination.
Though Tom departed too soon, his spirit lives on in the hearts of those he cherished. He was preceded in death by his granddaughters Kassandra Young and Kristina Krutsinger, as well as his mother in 2012.
Tom is survived by a loving family who will forever hold him close in their memories: his children Steve Young, Laura Hoffman, Allen Young, Bonny Krutsinger, Tony Young, and Tonya Wooten; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his devoted wife Maggie Young; and his siblings Sarah Thomas, Jackie Swartz, Vickie Baldwin, Suzie Lopez, Tim Young, and Takie Lea Young.
In celebrating Tom's life, let us cherish the moments shared, the wisdom imparted, and the love that will forever endure. Though he may be physically absent, his spirit will continue to guide and inspire us all. Rest in peace, dear Tom.
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Shirlee Jeanette Brown - September 14, 1928 - May 08, 2024

Departed: 05/08/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: An obituary is not available at this time for Shirlee Jeanette Brown.
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Norman Lee Barnett - October 05, 1947 - May 02, 2024

Departed: 05/02/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Norman Lee Barnett, born on October 5, 1947, in Silverton, Oregon, to the late Esther Lillian Earhart and James Alvadore Barnett, passed away on May 2, 2024 in Salem, Oregon. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.
Norman went to Eugene Field Elementary, Mark Twain Junior High School, he then graduated from Silverton Union High School in 1965. After high school he embarked on a fulfilling career. He worked for Johnson Bros. Lumber Co., Probst Construction, and Publishers Lumber before retiring from Pepsi Co. in 2016. His dedication and strong work ethic left a lasting impact on those around him.
Norman’s service to his country was commendable. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1969, completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. His bravery earned him a Purple Heart and an Army Air Medal. He was honorably discharged as an E5 SGT. Even after his military service, Norman continued to serve his community by volunteering for the Silverton Fire Department.
For over 53 years, Norman was a proud member of the BPOE Elks in Silverton. Norman loved being involved in the Hoop Shoot Basketball contest and distributing toys to children at Christmas. He cherished the camaraderie and shared values of this organization.
Norman married Kathy Jezulin at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salem, Oregon. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Norman was a devoted father to his three children: Tamara (Darian) Walker, Jared (Aileen) Barnett, and Joshua (Lindsay Heaton) Barnett. His grandchildren, Kelsie Walker, Sidney Walker, Mylie Walker, Hillery Cone, Anthony Cone, Alliyah Adams, Therin Barnett, Claire Barnett, and Jane Barnett, Zoee Heaton brought immense joy to his life. He was also blessed with four great-grandchildren.
Norman’s sister, Jeanene (Dick) Stentz, shared a close bond with him throughout their lives. They supported each other through thick and thin, creating lasting memories that will be cherished forever.
Norman had a passion for sports and spent countless hours coaching and umpiring little league games for his children. Golf and pro football were among his favorite pastimes. He and Kathy explored the world together, embarking on multiple trips to Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and even Antarctica. Their adventures created memories that would last a lifetime. Reading was another of Norman’s joys. Whether it was a gripping novel or a thought-provoking nonfiction book, he found solace and inspiration within the pages, he especially liked the author, Patrick McManus
Above all, family meant everything to Norman. He treasured moments spent with loved ones, creating a legacy of love, kindness, and resilience. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Esther and James, and his siblings Russell, Lillian, Harvey, and Carol.
Norman Lee Barnett will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His legacy lives on through the hearts of those he touched, and his memory will forever be etched in our souls. May he rest in peace.
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Marjorie Iona Leticia O' Neill-Woodworker - April 01, 1943 - April 29, 2024

Departed: 04/29/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Marjorie Iona Leticia O’ Neill-Woodworker, beloved mother, devout Christian, and cherished member of her community, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2024, at the age of 81. Born on April 1, 1943, in Dallas, Oregon, Marjorie was the daughter of Leo and Gartha (Ficken) Gookin.
Marjorie's education began at Highland Elementary and Parrish Middle School, culminating in her graduation from North Salem High School. Throughout her life, she exemplified dedication and perseverance, qualities that would define her personal and professional endeavors.
In marriage, Marjorie found both joy and challenge. She married Ed O' Neill, with whom she was blessed with children Chris, Patrick, Kathi, Michael, and Tim. Together, Ed and Marjorie held their pilots license and ran the Lebanon Airport. Flying was a large and wonderful part of her life. Despite later divorcing, Marjorie's commitment to family remained steadfast. She subsequently married Robert "Bob" Woodworker, with whom she shared a passion for exploring the open roads of Oregon on their trikes. As members of the Christian Motorcycle Association, Marjorie and Bob found camaraderie and purpose in participating in rallies and parades, creating cherished memories along the way.
Marjorie's love for motorcycles endured until the age of 74 when her battle with arthritis necessitated a change. Yet, her faith never wavered, and she remained a devoted member of the Salem First Nazarene Church, finding solace and strength in her Christian beliefs.
Marjorie also found enjoyment fishing, camping on the Oregon Coast, and loved to take a road trip to Mo’s in Lincoln City to enjoy a meal.
Professionally, Marjorie dedicated herself to public service, working for the State of Oregon Justice Department, DOT, and in the insurance sector. Her commitment to excellence and integrity earned her the respect of colleagues and peers alike.
Marjorie's life was not without loss, as she was preceded in death by her husbands, Ed O' Neill and Robert Woodworker, as well as her son, Tim, and brothers, Ray and Fred. However, her legacy lives on through her surviving children, Chris Lambert, Patrick O' Neill, Kathi O' Neill-Orme, and Michael O' Neill, who carry forward her spirit of resilience and love.
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Barbara Lee Rogers - July 09, 1931 - April 26, 2024

Departed: 04/26/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Barbara Lee Rogers (Bobbie Lee) went home to Jesus on April 26, 2024, at age 92. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyle Hale Rogers Sr., who passed 8 months earlier.
Barbara was born to Clyde and Beulah Webber on July 9, 1931, in Buffalo, Wyoming. She was the third of four sisters. She grew up in several small towns in Oregon as her father worked in a variety of timber industry jobs. The family ended up in Oakridge, Oregon, where she ultimately met Lyle at a dance when she was 16 years old.
Lyle and Barbara were married on June 4, 1948, in Oakridge, Oregon. Immediately after a three-day honeymoon, she joined Lyle to live in a tent located 35 miles up a dirt road where the child bride assumed the duties of camp cook for her father-in-law’s logging crew. A few years later they began having their family which included five children. Lyle and Barbara shared their love of the outdoors and their love for being faithful followers of Jesus. They modeled and taught the word of God and Christian ways of living. They enjoyed a loving marriage for 75 years.
Barbara was a dedicated wife and mother who filled her home with love and taught her children to love God. In addition to her own children, Barbara made room in her home for other children who needed a stable place to live. Her house may not have been spotless, but it was always filled with food, laughter, warmth, and kindness. It was also always filled with animals of all varieties including bobcats, squirrels, donkeys, rabbits, Guinee pigs, cats, and dogs.
Barbara, who always enjoyed sports, discovered a love for tennis after her children were grown. This new hobby introduced her and Lyle to a group of individuals who became life-long friends and traveling companions. Lyle and Barbara enjoyed traveling to many destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Central America, Mexico, Canada, and several U.S. destinations.
Barbara is survived by her daughters Christine Pennick (husband Bill); Martha Duckworth (husband Ken); Ellen Foley (husband Tim); and Karen Clark (husband Alfred); sons Lyle Rogers Jr. (wife Denise); and Larry Rogers (wife Kerry); and Ben Grant (wife Rhonda); 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild.
Barbara was loved dearly by many and will be greatly missed. Although we mourn her death on this earth, we take comfort that we will all be reunited with her again in heaven.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Serenity Hospice and Regency Woodlands for their compassionate care during Barbara's final days. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants." Psalm 116:15
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Josephine Degerman - July 28, 1929 - April 25, 2024

Departed: 04/25/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Josephine went to her heavenly home on April 25, 2024. She was born on July 28, 1929 to Savannah and John Thomas Burkhead, in Russellville Arkansas. Her life was one of perseverance under God’s unfailing love for her. Orphaned at eight years old she learned of God’s grace and his strength while being raised by her half-sister, Ona Nowlin. During the dust bowl she moved to California and settled in Stockton. In 1951, she was wed to Carl Degerman, a peach farmer in Escalon, California. Carl built their home, which they lived in until 2002. They had two daughters, Anita and Carolyn. Raising their family and farming peaches and almonds, they continued trusting God for his provision. In 2002 they moved to Mill City, Oregon to be closer to Carolyn and Dave Halemeier. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl and is survived by daughters’ Anita Couchman (Tim), Carolyn Halemeier (Dave); her grandchildren Cyndie Anderson (Carl), Kristi McMahon (Devon), Elisa Miller (Aubrey), Joshua Halemeier (Kelsey), Heidi Halemeier and Janette (JJ) Halemeier soon to be Ellison (Brian); and her great grandchildren Jude, Wesley and Samuel Anderson (Cyndie), Taylor, Zoe, and Eleanor McMahon (Kristi); Juniper Miller (Elisa), Lucy Halemeier (Josh), Carter and Caden Halemeier (Heidi).
Josephine will always be remembered for the respectful, caring and joyful nature she possessed. Her love for Jesus, her family and all those she encountered were central to her life. Strength in adversity and compassion for others allowed her to pray for and befriend all she met. Her love of children touched many as she served in the church nursery for over thirty years. Grounded in faith, her prayers were felt by all. Farming, canning, fruit drying, sewing, gardening, fishing and hunting were her favorite pastimes. Her beautiful, bright smile and her strength in the Lord for ninety-four years will be missed by all who knew her.
A memorial graveside service will be held May 10th at 11:00 am at Burwood Cemetery, 28320 E River Road, Escalon, California 95320. A time of sharing stories and visiting friends will be held following the graveside service at Trinity Church Fellowship Hall, 1900 California Street, Escalon, California. All are welcome.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Mill City, Oregon.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you may donate to a charity of your choice. For more information, please contact Deegan Funeral Chapel at or call (209) 838-7321.
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Linda Dianne Fox - January 25, 1964 - April 24, 2024

Departed: 04/24/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Linda D. Fox, a beacon of adventurous spirit and loving warmth, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2024, in Albany, Oregon. Born on January 25, 1964, in Santa Monica, California to Marland and Anna Lou Clement, Linda's zest for life and her dedication to her family defined her 60 remarkable years.
Linda's legacy is carried on by her adoring children, Christopher Clement, Jaclynn Fox, Hayley Fox, Shauntele Clement, and Crystal Williams; her cherished grandchildren, Nevaeh Gill, Chad Geater, and Andrea Geater; and her devoted siblings, Sandra Romey, Brenda Villanueva, Danny Kimble, and Kenny Clement. She was greeted in passing by her parents, Marland and Anna Lou Clement, and her sister, Marlene Clement.
Professionally, Linda was respected for her leadership and integrity, serving as a Janitorial Supervisor where she was not only a colleague but a friend to many. Her work was just one aspect of her life; Linda's passion for the great outdoors was unparalleled. Camping in the woods brought her unparalleled joy, a testament to her adventurous soul.
Linda's life was a testament to the power of love and the joy of adventure. Her memory will be treasured and her presence deeply missed. She has left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew her, and her spirit will continue to inspire those she loved.
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Ramona "Mary Lou" Henning-Scheer - June 04, 1929 - April 21, 2024

Departed: 04/21/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Ramona "Mary Lou" Henning-Scheer, age 94, of Sublimity, Oregon, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2024. She was born on June 4, 1929, in Elgin, Illinois, to the late Einar and Edna (Bleich) Dalby.
Ramona was one of four children, alongside her siblings Jim, Shirley, and William. On November 8, 1947, she exchanged vows with her beloved husband, Louis F. Henning, in Albany, Oregon. Together, they were blessed with two daughters, Marge and Christine. Ramona was known not only for her dedication to her family but also for her warm-heartedness and nurturing spirit.
While she worked at the cannery, her primary focus and passion lay in being a devoted mother and wife. Ramona's kitchen was her sanctuary, she was renowned for her freshly baked bread and delicious fried chicken, she infused every dish with a generous measure of love. Her home was always filled with the inviting aroma of her cooking, creating cherished memories for her family and friends.
Ramona found joy in tending to her garden, pouring her heart into cultivating its beauty. For many years, she found community and spiritual fulfillment as a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Silverton, Oregon. She would also attend Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton, Oregon, even in her later years her friends would pick her up so she could be included in Sunday worship.
Following the passing of her beloved husband, Louis, in 1997, Ramona found love and companionship once again when she married Frederick J. Scheer in 1998. Together, they shared precious moments until his passing.
Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, Louis Henning and Fred Scheer, her granddaughter, Molly Humphreys, and her siblings, Jim Dalby and William Dalby. She is survived by her daughters, Marge Henning and Christine Ruettgers, and her beloved grandchildren, Josh Humphreys, Cole Humphreys, Alisha Young, Casey Ruettgers, and Matt Ruettgers.
A private family graveside service will be held to honor and celebrate Ramona's life at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton, Oregon.
Ramona "Mary Lou" Henning-Scheer will be remembered fondly for her unwavering love, kindness, and the indelible mark she left on the hearts of all who knew her.
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Dorothy Ella Coakley - June 23, 1933 - April 14, 2024

Departed: 04/14/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Dorothy Ella Coakley, a beloved resident of Lebanon, Oregon passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Born to Leo Fetter and Agnes (Miller) Fetter, she dedicated her life to nurturing others.
Dorothy’s career spanned both the classroom and the home. She retired as a dedicated teacher’s aide at Waterloo School, where her kindness and patience left an indelible mark on countless young lives. As an in-home care provider, she extended her compassion to those in need.
On September 16, 1950, Dorothy married Vincent L. Coakley in Lebanon, Oregon. Their enduring love was a testament to their commitment and shared adventures.
Beyond her professional and family life, Dorothy found joy in volunteering at local grade schools. She reveled in helping children discover the magic of reading and learning. Her green thumb graced many gardens, and she delighted in nurturing vibrant blooms.
Dorothy leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. Her children, Bruce Coakley, Cynthia Saulmon, Phillip Coakley, and Robert Coakley, carry forward her spirit. Her grandchildren—Josh McGowan, Justin McGowan, Richelle Kelso, Alan Coakley, Alex Coakley, Olivia Coakley, and Mitchell Coakley—cherish memories of her warmth and wisdom.
She was preceded by her siblings Lillian Kleinschmidt, Herbert Fetter, Lawrence Fetter, Leo Robert Fetter, Arthur Fetter, Walter Fetter, and David Fetter. Dorothy forged lifelong bonds with her siblings, and their shared laughter and shared tears enriched her journey. She was also preceded by her beloved husband Vincent Coakley.
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Rick Morris - September 05, 1960 - April 13, 2024

Departed: 04/13/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Ricky “Rick” E. Morris, born on September 5, 1960, in Pensacola, Florida. God called Rick home on April 13, 2024. He loved his Savior Jesus Christ and he loved reading the bible. Rick was the beloved child of Denton “Marc” Morris and Donna Morris. Rick was the oldest of four, he built a strong bond with his brothers Chris, Philip and Brace.
Rick’s family resided on Orr’s Island, Maine where his journey began in 1973. He would eventually graduate high school from Sweet Home High School in 1978.
His passion for football led him to play as a lineman both in high school and during his college years. He attended College of the Redwoods, a junior college for two years. He then joined the United States Navy in 1986, stationed at Barbers Point, Hawaii and served honorably for 6 years. This time in the Navy shaped his life, as Rick learned avionics while he worked on helicopters and military aircraft while serving.
After he discharged, Rick embarked on a career as an avionics specialist with Columbia Helicopters, where he dedicated over a decade of his life. He became a supervisor and was respected for his kindness and knowledge in the industry.
Rick's passion for tinkering extended beyond his professional life. He found joy in dismantling Roombas and radios, driven by an insatiable curiosity about their inner workings. Away from the workbench, he cherished serene fishing outings, always seeking out the perfect spot to cast his line. Rick also savored brief getaways, often embarking on scenic drives to Arizona to visit his children. A loyal Dallas Cowboys supporter, he never missed a game, and college football held a special place in his heart.
Music flowed through Rick’s veins. As a drummer, songwriter, and member of the choir and worship band at Salem First Christian, as well as playing in the Christian rock band "Cry of Stones”, he found solace and inspiration in melodies. Rick was always willing and ready to help his family, they knew he could be depended on, he helped build Cradle to Crayons Daycare and did much of the carpentry work at their building.
Rick was a gentle giant, a teddy bear, loved by his family, friends and children- he leaves behind a legacy of love and memories.
Rick is survived by his mother, Donna Morris; children, Michaela Morris and Caleb Morris, as well as his adored granddaughter; brothers, Chris Morris, Philip Olszewski, and Brace McGillivary.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11am at Weddle Funeral Service located at 1777 N. Third Ave. Stayton, OR 97383.
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Kyle James Greenwood - June 10, 1991 - April 08, 2024

Departed: 04/08/2024 (Stayton)
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Franklin Forrest Braught - August 17, 1943 - April 07, 2024

Departed: 04/07/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Franklin Forrest Braught passed away on April 7, 2024, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of love. Born on August 17, 1943, in Lebanon, Oregon, he was the beloved child of Ruby Ford and Frank Braught. Franklin’s life was woven with threads of hard work, family bonds, and simple pleasures.
He embarked on a lifelong journey with his beloved Patsy Wetherell, whom he married on November 6, 1965, in their hometown of Lebanon. Franklin dedicated years of service to Willamette Industries and later retired from Georgia Pacific. His hands knew the rhythm of labor, but his heart danced to the tune of joy.
Franklin reveled in life’s simple pleasures. He was an avid bowler, a patient fisherman, and a skilled hunter. Yet, his greatest joy came from spending time with family. Saturday family game nights were sacred—a time when laughter echoed through the rooms, and love flowed freely.
Franklin is survived by his children—Jodi (Calvin) McDonald, Sherri (Eric) Parker, and Steve (Diana) Braught. His grandchildren—Christopher McDonald, Zach Parker, Alex (Summer) Parker, Kayla (Jerramiah) Sparks, Jacob Braught, and Janessa (Jacob) Heinz—carry forward his legacy. Additionally, he leaves behind eight great-grandchildren. Among his siblings, Gene (Marie) Braught, Donna (Gordon) Fast, and Judy (Stan) Port stand as a testament to the enduring bonds of family.
Franklin was reunited with those who went before him—the gentle souls who shaped his journey. He joined his parents, sister Etta Braught, and great-grandson Bentley Sparks in the embrace of eternity.
May his memory be a beacon of warmth, and may the echoes of his laughter continue to resonate in the hearts of those who loved him.
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Janet Rauch - February 11, 1956 - April 03, 2024

Departed: 04/03/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Janet Rauch, born on February 11, 1956, in Sacramento, California, to Eva and Murray Leighton, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2024, at the age of 68. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother, dear sister, and beloved friend.
Janet married the love of her life, Jim Rauch, on November 28, 1984, in a beautiful ceremony in Cour D'Alene, Idaho. Together, they shared a bond that was evident to all who knew them.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Rauch, her children Christopher Perrenoud (Amber), Matthew Rauch (Noeun), and Jamee Rauch, her sibling Murray Leighton, as well as her adored grandchildren Ann Elise Perrenoud, Christopher Perrenoud, Alexus Perrenoud, and Parker Rauch. Janet was also blessed with great-grandchildren Porter and Paxton.
Janet dedicated her professional life to caring for others as a Dental Hygienist. Her gentle touch and warm demeanor left a lasting impression on her patients and colleagues alike.
In her leisure time, Janet found joy in crafting, playing bingo, and listening to the music of the 70s and 80s. She was also an avid supporter of her children and grandchildren's sports activities, always cheering them on from the sidelines with pride and enthusiasm.
Despite facing adversity, Janet's resilience and strength were unwavering. She returned to college in her late thirties, earning her B.S. in dental hygiene from OHSU while balancing the demands of raising her children and supporting her husband, who was frequently away at sea.
In 1999, Janet was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a battle she fought with courage. In 2004 her symptoms forced her to retire. She remained cheerful throughout the years of progression of the cruel disease. Janet was loved by everyone who knew her, and she equally loved in return. Her children feel blessed to have Janet as a mother.
Janet is preceded in death by her mother Eva Leighton, her father Murray Leighton, and her sister Debey Leighton.
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Crystal Lynn Winkley - December 29, 1973 - March 28, 2024

Departed: 03/28/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Crystal Lynn Winkley, born on December 29, 1973, in Santa Rosa, California, peacefully passed away. She was the beloved daughter of Linda Harper and Herman Korpi. On August 22, 1990, she married Rick Winkley in Reno, Nevada. Crystal was a devoted movie enthusiast, finding joy in cinematic stories. Her love for music was evident, and she cherished moments spent with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. For most of her life, she resided in Roseburg, Oregon, and in her final years, she called Springfield home.
Crystal’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her. She is survived by her children: Angalea Lynn Winkley, Ricky Allen Winkley II, Darion Scott Winkley, and Brooke Lynn Winkley. Additionally, her legacy continues through her grandchildren: Carson, Blake, Olivia, Bryson, Liam, Allan, Ellanie, and Amora. Crystal also leaves behind her siblings: Terri, Kaylene, and Robert. May she rest in peace.
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Clarence Andrew Parsons - February 03, 1930 - March 28, 2024

Departed: 03/28/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Clarence Andrew Parsons, affectionately known as Andy, peacefully departed from this world on Thursday, March 28, 2024, in Sublimity, Oregon, at the age of 94. He was born on February 3, 1930, in Enid, Oklahoma to Andrew Chester and Helen Beatrice (Koeppen) Parsons.
Andy's life was marked by distinguished service and remarkable adventures. He met Jean Beckette of Canby, Oregon, in Seaside, Oregon, on July 5th, 1956, while stationed at the U.S. Naval Station, Tongue Point, in Astoria, Oregon. Their whirlwind romance culminated in marriage on November 17, 1956, in a quaint chapel in Reno, Nevada.
A proud veteran, Andy dedicated two decades of his life to the United States Navy, completing five tours of duty, including service aboard the USS Colonial LSD-18 in 1968. Following his military career, Andy settled in Stayton, Oregon, where he served as a Boiler Operator for the Department of Corrections in Salem for 20 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of VFW Post in Stayton, Oregon. He also was a member of the Salem RC air club where he would fly RC planes and was a member of the Albany Gun Club where he enjoyed shooting traps.
In retirement, Andy and Jean embarked on adventures across the United States, spending winters in Surprise, Arizona, at Happy Trails. They embraced life, relishing in square dancing, golfing, and the simple joys of companionship.
Andy had a passion for collecting automobiles and cherished moments spent with his family and friends. His family fondly remembers his enthusiasm for scratching lottery tickets and indulging in various hobbies, such as flying small-scale gas-powered airplanes and model railroading.
A devout Christian, Andy took pride in his faith and his family. He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, and unwavering love for all those he encountered.
Preceding Andy in death were his parents, Helen and Chester Parsons, his brother Claude Parsons, and his sisters Margie and Opal. He is survived by his beloved wife and partner of 67 years, Jean Parsons of Sublimity, Oregon. Andy's memory will also be honored by his sons: Bob (Kathy) Parsons and Dave (Donna) Parsons, both of Stayton, Oregon. Additionally, he is survived by four grandchildren: Aaron (Cherie) Parsons of Aumsville, Shari (Patrick) Doherty of North Carolina, Thomas (Brooke) Parsons of Aumsville, and Jason (Ashlee) Parsons of Aumsville. Andy's legacy extends to ten great-grandchildren: Ian, Abby, Owen, Payton, Ally, Brinley, Bailey, Talon, Amelia, and Easton.
A viewing will be held on Friday, April 5th, from 4:00 to 6:30 at Weddle Funeral Service in Stayton, Oregon. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Saturday, May 18th, at 11:00 at Weddle Chapel, followed by a reception to honor Andy's memory.
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Andy J. Medcalf - August 20, 1959 - March 26, 2024

Departed: 03/26/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Andy J. Medcalf, beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, husband and cherished member of the community, passed away peacefully in Sublimity, Oregon on March 26, 2024 after a brief illness. Born on August 20, 1959, in Shelton, Washington, Andy was the son of Mary Ellen (Morgan) and James Otto Medcalf. He grew up alongside his siblings Mark, Dean, and Danny, fostering deep bonds and enduring memories.
After graduating from Shelton High School in 1977, Andy embarked on a noble journey of service, joining the United States Navy from 1981 to 1984, stationed in San Francisco. In 1985, he made Oregon his home, where he remained until his passing.
Andy was not only a dedicated serviceman but also a successful entrepreneur. In 2010, he founded Andy Medcalf Construction Company, which thrived under his guidance. His commitment and hard work propelled the company to prominence, earning him widespread recognition within the community.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Andy found joy in various pursuits. He was an avid golfer, a passionate pheasant hunter, and a devoted family man. Vacations were cherished moments, and he seized every opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones. Known for his kindness and generosity, Andy touched the lives of many, leaving a profound impact wherever he went.
Andy is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his children Josh (Liz) Medcalf and Meagen (James) Healy, Tyler (Terrie) Haworth, Jordan (Christina) Haworth; grandchildren, Tilden, Maizey, Ivy, Reece, Quinn, Graham, Hudson and his best companion, Mollie. Andy leaves behind a multitude of relatives and friends who will deeply miss him.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Weddle Funeral Service located at 1777 N. Third Ave. Stayton, OR 97383.
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Michael John Taylor - July 19, 1965 - March 25, 2024

Departed: 03/25/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Michael John Taylor, born on July 19, 1965, in Fullerton, California, to Kathleen Marie (Cook) Taylor and Roy Thomas Taylor Sr., passed away on March 25, 2024. He leaves behind a legacy of cherished memories and a life well-lived.
Michael had a passion for music, western movies, and games. His green thumb found joy in gardening, and he loved solving puzzles and delving into puzzle books. Whether it was camping with family and friends under the stars or attending rodeos, Michael embraced life’s adventures. His family held a special place in his heart, and he treasured every moment spent with them. Michael found joy in BBQing from the time he was a little boy all through his life, always enjoying a chance to cook for others.
Among his loyal companions were his beloved dogs: Nestley, Sponge, and Goldie. Their wagging tails and unwavering loyalty brought him comfort and joy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Thomas Taylor, Sr.. Michael is survived by his mother, Kathleen Taylor; children: Jeffrey, Julia, Tessa, and Cheyenne; grandchildren: Zaya, Ziva, Yvonne, and Saphyre Rose; siblings Roy Jr., Robert, and Mark.
Michael’s memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
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Daniel Leon Smith - April 28, 1955 - March 25, 2024

Departed: 03/25/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Daniel Leon Smith, departed this world on March 25, 2024, in Bend, Oregon. He was born on April 28, 1955, in Lebanon, Oregon, Daniel was the cherished son of Herbert and Wanda (Love) Smith.
Daniel's journey began in Lebanon, Oregon, where he spent his formative years. He pursued his education with diligence and graduated from Cascade Union High School in 1974. Following his graduation, Daniel made Bend, Oregon, his home for the last four decades.
Throughout his life, Daniel was known for his love of sports and his passion for spending quality time with his loved ones. Whether he was on the golf course, softball field, baseball diamond, or cheering on his favorite football team, Daniel's enthusiasm for sports was contagious. Above all, he cherished the moments spent with his family, creating cherished memories that will be forever treasured.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Smith; his mother, Wanda Love; and his brother, Allen. Although he has departed from this world, Daniel's spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving children, Shawn Smith and Stacey Tilden; in addition to many extended family members and friends.
A graveside service to honor Daniel's life will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Turner Twin Oaks Cemetery in Turner, Oregon. This service will provide an opportunity for family, friends, and loved ones to gather, reminisce, and pay their final respects to a beloved son, father, brother, and friend.
May Daniel Leon Smith's soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a source of comfort and solace to all who knew and loved him.
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Jeanne Devine - August 28, 1944 - March 25, 2024

Departed: 03/25/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Jeanne Elizabeth Devine, a remarkable soul, was born on August 28, 1944, in Lebanon, Oregon. She peacefully passed away on March 25, 2024, in Salem, Oregon. Her life was a tapestry woven with love, resilience, and creativity.
Jeanne was the cherished daughter of Mildred Mercer and Rex Britton. She embarked on her journey of learning at Santiam High School and later attended Oregon Business College in Portland. Her thirst for knowledge and determination shaped her path.
Jeanne and Wayne Alan Devine exchanged vows on March 19, 1962. Their union was a testament to enduring love. For over five decades, they called Turner, Oregon, home, tending to their beloved farm. Jeanne's hands were never idle; she masterfully painted, sewed, decorated cakes, laid tiles, wallpapered, gardened, canned, upholstered furniture, and baked the most heavenly pies. Jeanne's entrepreneurial spirit led her to reenter the workforce in her 50s. She taught herself how to use computers and joined Oregon State Lands, where she would later retire. But her heart belonged to her community. Jeanne was a beacon—a community leader who volunteered tirelessly for various events. She believed in empowering women, and the home interior and crafts store she created proved just that. Not only was it a place to shop, but also a place for women to gather, teach classes, and learn from one another
Jeanne's ability to learn and adapt was awe-inspiring. She was a businesswoman, an artist, and a nurturer. Her children, Deborah Turner, Brad Devine, and Danielle Devine, carry her spirit forward. Grandchildren Bailey Devine, Athena Turner, Limerick Turner, Ivan Primbs, and Kira Primbs will forever cherish her memory. Jeanne's great-grandson, David Allen, will grow up hearing tales of her resilience and kindness. Her brother, Rex Britton Jr., shares both her memories and her grief.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wayne, and her sister, Joanne. Their spirits now dance together among the stars.
May Jeanne's legacy continue to inspire us all. She taught us that life is a canvas, and we hold the brush. Let us paint it with love, compassion, and the joyous spirit that defined her remarkable journey.
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Jeanne Carla Knight - November 10, 1940 - March 22, 2024

Departed: 03/22/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Jeanne Carla Knight, born on November 10, 1940, in San Diego, California to Raymond Larson and Gertrude Fredrickson. Jeanne passed away on March 22, 2024, in Salem, Oregon. She was united in marriage with Raymond Knight in Toppenish, Washington on December 15, 1969. They were blessed with four children, Jay, Richard, Julie and Dan. They raised their family in Washington but the last 40 years of her life, resided in Stayton/Sublimity. Raymond would proceed her in death on November 27, 1986.
Jeanne found immense joy in cooking, dedicating her time to feed the homeless and those in need. Baking cookies for family, friends, and the less fortunate was her heartfelt gesture. She professionally cooked for over 25 years working at places such as Santiam Memorial Hospital and Marian Estates Elliot Residence. She loved cooking so much, that when asked if she missed it, Jeanne replied, “I’m thinking about making an angel food cake”.
Beyond her cooking, Jeanne had an insatiable appetite for treasure hunting at garage sales. Armed with an eye for the extraordinary and a knack for uncovering hidden gems, she turned each expedition into an adventure, discovering forgotten treasures waiting to be rescued from obscurity. Among her many passions, Jeanne held a special affection for collecting old glass, particularly the delicate beauty of Depression glass. But beyond her interests and hobbies, Jeanne will be remembered most for their warmth, kindness, and generosity. She possessed a gentle spirit that touched the lives of all who knew her, leaving behind a legacy of love and light that will endure long after her passing.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; children, Jay Champion, Julie Champion, Richard Champion; grandson, Jake Champion. She is survived by her sons, Dan M. Champion; grandchildren, Ashley Champion, Joshua Ruggles, and Carla Champion; siblings, Phillip Larson, Bonnie Depaz, and Donna Chadden.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton, Oregon.
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Edith Rose Ricks - September 30, 1933 - March 22, 2024

Departed: 03/22/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Edith Rose Nightingale was born September 30, 1933, in White Lake, South Dakota, to John Nightingale and Leola Haines Nightingale. Edith’s family moved to Oregon when she was 3 or 4 years old, and where she spent most of her life before passing away on March 22, 2024.
Edith grew up in Stayton, where she attended Grade School and High School, making many lifelong friends.
Edith married Joe Ricks in 1949 and they had six children: Joey, Joan, Cheryl, twins Linda and Laurie, and Leslie. The children kept Edith busy all through their young lives, and when they were a little older, she went to work for Portland Public Schools, working in the cafeteria at Adams High School as a baker. The kids loved her and called her the cookie lady because her cookies were so delicious. Edith eventually transferred to the district’s central kitchen where she worked as lead assistant in the bakery department until her retirement on February 29, 1996.
Edith enjoyed her retirement years. She took many trips with family and friends, to places near and far. Among some of her most memorable were Yellowstone, Wyoming and the Dakotas, Canada, the Olympic Peninsula, Disneyland, and even several trips to Hawaii. Frequent trips to the Oregon Coast were enjoyed also! Edith hosted many family gatherings over the years, and made untold amounts of potato salad, homemade ice-cream, and apple pies that no one else can make quite so well.
Edith’s greatest joy was her family, and she leaves behind all of her children, many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren who will miss her very much and carry loving memories of her in their hearts.
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Maureen Margaret Boedigheimer - June 03, 1937 - March 21, 2024

Departed: 03/21/2024 (Stayton)
Obituary Preview: Maureen Margaret Boedigheimer, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sibling, passed away in Salem, Oregon, surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 3rd, 1937, in London, England, to Maud Gover and George Bryan, Maureen's life journey was marked by resilience, love, and joy.
Maureen's life was enriched by the bonds she formed with her family and friends. She married her beloved husband, Logan (Barney) Lee Barnwell, on August 14th, 1954, at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Shefford, Bedfordshire, England. Together, they raised their daughter Denise Schoonover, who brought them immeasurable joy. Maureen cherished her role as a mother and grandmother, finding immense happiness in the presence of her grandchildren, Lindsey and Ashlee Schoonover, and great-grandchildren, Cyrus, Zoey, and Logan.
Throughout her life, Maureen touched the hearts of those around her with her warmth, kindness, and vibrant spirit. She embraced various interests and activities, including her love for dressing up and dancing at the senior center, indulging in hobbies such as casino games, painting, ceramics, gardening, and traveling. Maureen had a passion for cooking and baking, often delighting her loved ones with her culinary creations. Her enthusiasm for English TV shows and admiration for the royal family reflected her connection to her roots.
Maureen's dedication to her community was evident through her memberships at the Ladies Golf Club, McNary Golf Club, Meadowlawn Golf Course, and the Elks Senior Center in Keizer. She shared cherished moments with her second husband Verl, enjoying golf outings, fishing trips, and adventures in Las Vegas.
Maureen's journey was marked by resilience, having endured the challenges of World War II in Wimbledon before settling in Shefford, Bedfordshire. She began her career at a young age, working at Moffes in Shefford and later at the Tudor Rose, where she painted windows for holidays and showcased her artistic talents.
In her later years, Maureen found solace in her faith, embarking on spiritual journeys to Italy and Rome with her church community. She also enjoyed memorable cruises to Greece and Turkey, savoring the beauty of new landscapes and cultures.
Maureen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Logan Barnwell, her dear husband Verl Boedigheimer, her daughter Denise Schoonover, and her son-in-law Michael Schoonover. She was also preceded in death by her siblings George, Terry, and Iris.
Maureen will be fondly remembered for her unwavering strength, generosity, and love for her family. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of all who knew her, and she will be deeply missed.
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At Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton, every funeral service is tailored to meet the individual needs of each family. The experienced and caring staff work closely with families to create a personalized tribute that honors the life and legacy of their loved one. From selecting music and flowers to choosing a casket or urn, every detail is carefully considered to ensure that the service is a true reflection of the person who has passed.

Cremation Options

Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton also offers a range of cremation options for families who prefer this type of farewell. From direct cremation to cremation with a memorial service, the funeral home provides guidance and support throughout the process. The staff is knowledgeable about the various cremation options available and can help families make an informed decision that suits their needs and budget.

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In addition to providing funeral and cremation services, Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton also offers pre-planning services for those who wish to plan ahead. By making arrangements in advance, individuals can ensure that their wishes are respected and their loved ones are spared from having to make difficult decisions during a time of grief. The funeral home's pre-planning experts can guide individuals through the process, answering questions and providing valuable insights along the way.

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Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences we face in life. At Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton, the staff understands the importance of supporting families through their grief journey. The funeral home offers a range of resources, including counseling services, support groups, and online grief tools, to help families navigate their emotions and find healing.

Facilities and Amenities

The facilities at Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton are designed to provide comfort and convenience for families during their time of need. The funeral home features a spacious chapel, reception area, and visitation rooms, as well as ample parking and wheelchair accessibility. The staff is always happy to accommodate special requests or needs, ensuring that every family feels welcome and supported.

Community Involvement

Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton is committed to giving back to the community it serves. The funeral home participates in local events and charities, supporting organizations that make a positive impact on the lives of residents in Stayton and beyond. By being involved in the community, Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton demonstrates its dedication to building strong relationships with the people it serves.

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If you have experienced a loss or would like more information about the services offered by Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton, please don't hesitate to reach out. The funeral home's caring staff is available 24/7 to answer questions, provide guidance, and offer support during difficult times. You can contact Weddle Funeral Service - Stayton by phone or email, or visit their website for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including their name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography. It's usually published in a newspaper, online obituary platform, or funeral home website to inform friends, family, and acquaintances of the person's passing.

Why are obituaries important?

Obituaries serve as a way to honor and celebrate the life of the deceased, while also providing essential information to those who need to know about the funeral arrangements, memorial services, and other details. They also provide a sense of closure and allow people to pay their respects to the deceased.

Who writes an obituary?

Typically, the family members or close friends of the deceased write the obituary. In some cases, a funeral home or obituary writer may assist with writing the obituary. The writer should be someone who knew the deceased well and can provide accurate and meaningful information about their life.

What information should be included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the deceased's full name, age, date of birth and death, place of residence, occupation, education, military service (if applicable), hobbies, interests, surviving family members, and funeral or memorial service details.

How long should an obituary be?

The length of an obituary can vary depending on the publication or online platform. Generally, it should be concise and to the point, ranging from 100 to 500 words. Longer obituaries may be more suitable for online platforms or memorial websites.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications and online platforms allow you to include one or more photos with the obituary. This can be a great way to personalize the tribute and help people remember the deceased.

What is the difference between an obituary and a death notice?

A death notice is a brief announcement of a person's death, usually including only basic information such as name, age, and date of death. An obituary is a more detailed and personalized tribute that provides a summary of the person's life.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper?

Contact the newspaper's obituary department directly to inquire about their submission process and guidelines. Some newspapers may have online submission forms or email addresses where you can send the obituary.

Can I write my own obituary in advance?

Yes, it's becoming increasingly popular for people to write their own obituaries in advance. This can be a therapeutic exercise and ensure that your life story is told in your own words.

How much does it cost to publish an obituary?

The cost of publishing an obituary varies depending on the publication, length of the obituary, and whether it includes photos or other features. Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to several hundred dollars.

Can I edit an obituary after it's been published?

In most cases, it's difficult or impossible to make changes to an obituary once it's been published. Be sure to proofread carefully before submitting the final version.

What if I want to keep the obituary private?

If you prefer not to make the obituary publicly available, you can opt for a private or restricted viewing option on some online platforms. Alternatively, you can choose not to publish an obituary at all.

Can I include charitable donations or memorial funds in an obituary?

Yes, many families choose to include information about charitable donations or memorial funds in lieu of flowers. This can be a meaningful way to honor the deceased and support a worthy cause.

How long does it take for an obituary to be published?

The publication timeline varies depending on the newspaper or online platform. Typically, expect a delay of 1-5 business days before the obituary appears in print or online.

Can I republish an obituary on social media or other websites?

Check with the original publication or online platform for their republication policies. Some may allow sharing or reposting with proper attribution.

What if I need help writing an obituary?

If you're struggling to write an obituary, consider enlisting the help of a funeral home staff member, a professional writer, or a trusted friend or family member who knew the deceased well.

Can I include humor or anecdotes in an obituary?

Absolutely! Obituaries don't have to be somber and serious. Including lighthearted stories or humorous anecdotes can help capture the personality and spirit of the deceased.

How do I find old obituaries?

You can search online archives of newspapers or genealogy websites like or Local libraries or historical societies may also have archives of old newspapers containing obituaries.

Can I create a digital archive of an obituary?

Yes! Many online platforms offer digital archiving options for preserving and sharing obituaries. You can also save a copy on your personal computer or cloud storage service.

What if I want to correct errors in an already-published obituary?

Contact the publication or online platform directly to report any errors. They may be able to issue a correction or revise the original obituary.

Can I use an obituary as part of a eulogy or memorial service?

Absolutely! Obituaries can serve as a valuable resource for crafting eulogies or creating memorials that celebrate the life of the deceased.

How do I handle sensitive information in an obituary?

If you're unsure about including certain details due to privacy concerns or other sensitivities, consider consulting with family members or close friends before publishing the obituary.

What if I'm not comfortable writing an obituary at all?

If you're overwhelmed by grief or feel unable to write an obituary, consider asking a trusted friend or family member for assistance. Funeral homes may also offer guidance and support during this difficult time.

Can I include quotes, poems, or lyrics in an obituary?

Yes! Including meaningful quotes, poems, or song lyrics can add depth and personality to the obituary. Just be sure to obtain necessary permissions if using copyrighted material.

How do I ensure accuracy when writing an obituary?

Vet your facts carefully by verifying dates, names, and other details with multiple sources whenever possible. A single error can cause unnecessary stress and confusion for loved ones.

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About Jeffery Isleworth

Jeffery Isleworth is an experienced eulogy and funeral speech writer who has dedicated his career to helping people honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. With a background in writing and public speaking, Jeffery has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting heartfelt and authentic tributes that capture the essence of a person's life. Jeffery's passion for writing eulogies and funeral speeches stems from his belief that everyone deserves to be remembered with dignity and respect. He understands that this can be a challenging time for families and friends, and he strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Over the years, Jeffery has helped countless families create beautiful and memorable eulogies and funeral speeches. His clients appreciate his warm and empathetic approach, as well as his ability to capture the essence of their loved one's personality and life story. When he's not writing eulogies and funeral speeches, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling. He believes that life is precious and should be celebrated, and he feels honored to help families do just that through his writing.