Here is an obituary template sample. An obituary template can help you quickly and easily make an obituary program for a funeral or memorial service. An obituary template is a document that is formatted to help you quickly and easily enter information about the deceased as well as funeral or memorial service information, as well as pictures and family photos. You can get obituary template in a variety of software programs, such as Microsoft Word or Publisher, Apple Pages and many others. This obituary template sample is a trifold format, which prints on legal 8 1/2″x14″ paper that prints double sided (or duplex) and fold twice yielding 6 panels of information
Obituary Template Sample Outer Cover
This obituary template outer cover has a religious bible and cross design with a pale beige background and a black border around it. There is space for a cover photo and also has the first and last name as well as the birth and death date. This template has a “fancy title” clipart to give the program an elegant design look, but you could use a standard textbox and change the funeral program title a more appropriate title such as “In Memorial” or “Celebration of Life”. The middle panel (which is the back panel when folded), has space for a funeral poem, prayer or scripture or other information. There is also an acknowledgement or thank you note to friends and family.
The left panel has space for a photos. This obituary program has the photo arranged in a collage. The pictures have a slight tilt, to give a whimsical and informal look, and the photos have thick white borders around them. You can format your pictures using Microsoft Word or Publisher, using the “format picture” lines and color features. There is also a textbox caption “forever in our hearts”.
Obituary Template Sample Inner Page
The left hand panel of the inner page of this obituary template has a funeral order of service that is formatted with a traditional religious funeral service. The Interment or burial information is located at the bottom. The middle panel has the obituary, which is one of the most important parts of the obituary template. The obituary tells of the life accomplishments of the deceased. It gives birth place, school, career and hobby information, and often tells of the persons traits and character. There is also family information listed. The right hand panel can be used for additional photos or poems.