The Indianapolis Star publishes free, basic obituaries for residents of Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Morgan and Shelby counties.
The basic obituary includes the deceased's name, age, city of residence and details about visitation and services, OR single item regarding contributions.
Families who want to personalize their loved one's obituary by including more information, a photo or emblem may do so at a cost. Your funeral home will provide information on personalized obituary rates. Obituaries are coordinated by the Star's Classified Advertising Department. Any questions should be directed to the funeral homes, or you can e-mail us.
Copies of obituaries older than those available in the archive above may be obtained by contacting the Star's library at 317-444-6496 or by using our email form. Inquiries will be answered during library hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services cost $15 for each 15 minutes of research performed. If you have a specific date for an obituary, the fee is $5 each, plus tax (Indiana residents only).