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Why pre-plan an Obituary

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It is wise to pre-plan what will be said about you in an obituary for several reasons.

  • You will have an opportunity to tell your version of your life. 
  • An obituary has to be written quickly if it will inform readers about a funeral and related matters.
  • Your loved ones are likely to be too grief-stricken to think straight when their loved one's time comes, even if they have been aware of the pending death for a long time. All too often, families make the mistake of assigning the task of writing an obit to a daughter-in-law or other relative who really didn't know the deceased.
  • You can increase the likelihood that the obituary will be run in your local newspaper by creating a headline that the average reader will find of interest.

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