New Funeral Trend: Ready-Made Obituaries

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  • Funeral homes across the country are seeing more obituaries prepared before death.

    Rick Waites, the director of Palm Beach National Chapel said that more people are turning to “pre-need” funeral planning by writing their own obituaries.

    "Sometimes it's handwritten, typed, or they will bring a printout from a computer. The only thing missing is the date of death,'' he told local reporters. "They want to get their story across when they are gone and not leave it to other people."

    Waites’ funeral home and others are providing resources to families to help them prepare their obits in advance.

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