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How to place an 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and 11:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday. We are closed Sundays and holidays and/or the day a holiday is observed. An obituary must be received by 3:00 pm 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 DEADLINE EARLIER at 2 pm the day before publication. They may be sent via email in a .jpg format. 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 single line consists of approximately 25-30 letters and spaces. We begin charging at the 8th line. Charges are as shown below: 8-11 lines $110 12-15 lines $165 16-20 lines $201 Every group of 5 lines after that is and additional $36. A picture is $100. A flag can be run at no charge on an obituary for a veteran, police officer or firefighter.
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