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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Place Obituary in Kansas City Star

For information on submitting an obituary, please contact The Kansas City Star by phone at 816-234-4470 or email

We are open Monday 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm and Saturday 11:30 am-5:30 pm. We are closed Sundays and holidays and the day the holiday is observed. An obituary must be received by 3 pm Monday or 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday the day before it is to run in the paper. If the obituary is not from a funeral home, we need the name, address and phone number of the person responsible for payment, as well as the name and phone number of the closest legal next of kin and the name and phone number of the funeral home or crematory so we can verify the death.

Pictures may be sent via email in a .jpg format and must be sent by 2 pm Monday or 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday the day before the obituary is to run. All obituaries placed by individuals must be prepaid.

The first 7 lines of an obituary are run at no charge for a deceased individual who ever lived in the Kansas City metropolitan area. A line consists of approximately 25-30 letters and spaces. We begin charging at the 8th line. Charges are as shown below:

0-7 lines no charge

We start charging at the 8th line of the obituary.

8-11 lines $101
12-15 lines $151
16-20 lines $186
Each group of additional 5 lines adds an additional $35 to the obituary.

A picture is $100.

A flag can be run at no charge on an obituary for a veteran, police officer or firefighter.
Visit the online Obituary section for the Kansas City Star.
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.