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Placing an Obituary

For Families and Friends

The Butler Eagle does not accept obituaries directly from the family. All obituaries must come from a funeral home.

For Out-of-Area Funeral Directors (Out-of-State)

Out-of-area funeral homes are any Pennsylvania funeral home that does not have an account with the Butler Eagle. After the first obituary runs, we will save your account information for billing purposes for later use, which allows us to streamline the process below. If you are unsure whether you have an account, call 724-282-3569.

Out-of-state funeral homes will always have to follow the procedure below. We do not create accounts for funeral homes outside of Pennsylvania.


Obituaries from out-of-area funeral homes who do not have accounts and for all out-of-state funeral homes are due no later than 9 a.m. the day before the requested publication date to allow time for processing and payment collection.

Example: To publish an obituary in Friday's paper, the obituary must be sent by 8 p.m. Wednesday and paid for by 4 p.m. Thursday.

We do not accept payments on Saturday or Sunday. For weekend or Monday publications, the obituary must be submitted by 8 p.m. Thursday and paid for no later than 4 p.m. Friday.

Submit information:
• Via email at obits@butlereagle.com
• Via mail at Butler Eagle, P.O. Box 271, Butler PA 16003
Call 724-282-8000 with any questions.

We do not take obituary information over the phone. Please type obituaries before submitting them.

Submitting a photo with an obituary

To include a photo, email it as a JPG attachment to obits@butlereagle.com, mail it to the address above or have someone bring it to the Butler Eagle's main office during office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If the photograph must be returned, please include an addressed and stamped envelope upon dropoff. Include name of the deceased and your contact information. If there are multiple people in the photo, please indicate the deceased.

All photographs are edited to include only the head of the deceased and nothing more. Photos may be requested in either black-and-white or color; there is no cost difference between the two options.

We do not publish photographs with animals in them. We do not publish photographs with couples in them, except for special circumstances. They will be cropped from the image.

Proof and Payment

Obituaries are priced per line with prices beginning at $80 (not including photographs). A photograph factors in the space taken up and can fluctuate, but they average $50.

After the information is received, we will email the funeral home with a proof and a price estimate for the obituary, which the funeral home will be asked to approve. The funeral home may be asked to provide additional information.

The Butler Eagle reserves the right to edit the text of an obituary for grammar and formatting.

Once satisfied with the text, please call 724-282-3569 and ask for accounts receivable to make the payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

If paying by cash or check, the payment must be delivered to the Butler Eagle's main office by 4 p.m. the day before publication. We do not accept cash in the mail. We do accept mailed checks.

Payment must be received by 4 p.m. the day before publication, unless otherwise specified by accounts receivable.

Payment for obituaries for weekend or Monday publication are due no later than 4 p.m. Friday.

Obituaries will not be published without payment.