In the modern world, death is a part of life. We’re all going to die, and there’s nothing we can do about it. But even though we know this, it doesn’t make the reality of death any less jarring. It’s something we have to accept and, in some cases, face. In the case of Salina, KS, that meant facing the reality of losing a loved one unexpectedly. Salina posted its first post-obituary notice online to help others who may find themselves in a similar situation. This simple step allowed survivors and friends to unite and share memories and condolences in one place. The hope is that doing so will help ease the pain of losing someone close.
Salina Posts Its First Post-Obituary Notice
On Saturday, March 25, 2018, the Salina Journal posted its first post-obituary notice. The notice was posted in honor of Kenneth C. Smith, a longtime resident of Salina and retired school superintendent who passed away at 91 on Friday, March 24.
Kenneth C. Smith is remembered for his leadership in the school district, love of teaching, and spending time with students and their families. He served as superintendent from 1967 to 1982 and was responsible for building many schools in Salina.
“Ken was always so upbeat,” said former colleague Jackie Myers. “He loved working with students and always had a kind word for them.”
Smith also spent years volunteering in the community, serving as president of Foothill United Way and director emeritus for Catholic Charities. He was inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame in 2006.
“Ken was such an important part of our community,” said longtime friend Peggy Haskell. “He will be missed dearly.”
What is an obituary notice?
An obituary notice is a formal announcement of the death of a person, typically published in a newspaper or online. Salina post obituaries are also published on websites and other media outlets.
The purpose of an obituary notice is to provide information about the deceased to friends, family, and the general public. It includes providing basic biographical information, noting any noteworthy accomplishments or life achievements, and citing any news or information sources about the deceased. In addition, obituaries often include condolences from friends and family members.
What is the difference between an obituary and a death notice?
An obituary is a formal announcement of the death of a person, typically in the form of a newspaper or magazine article. A death notice is a less formal announcement of the death of a person, typically appearing in a local newspaper or on an online service.
How do you make an obituary notice?
To post an obituary notice in Salina, Kansas, residents must first obtain permission from the deceased’s family. Once permission is granted, residents must complete and submit an obituary notice form to the city clerk’s office. Among the information on the form are the deceased’s name, the date of death, the next of kin’s contact information, a brief description of the deceased’s life, and a photo or sketch. It is free to post an obituary notice in Salina. It must be typed or printed on 8.5×11 inch paper and submitted to the city clerk at least two days before its publication date.
What are the benefits of posting a notice?
Posting a notice in a newspaper or online allows the family and friends of a deceased person to let others know about the death. The notice can also remind the community that the person has died and should not be forgotten.
Additionally, posting a notice can help reduce the required funeral services and costs. It can also help families save money on burial arrangements. Finally, posting a notice can create closure for those affected by the death.
Salina posted its first post-obituary notice on July 3. The notice, displayed in a window at the top of the city’s website, informs visitors that they can access obituaries and death notices by clicking “City of Salina Obituary” on the home page.