Kansas City Star Obituaries

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Founded in 1880, The Kansas City Star  is an eight time Pulitzer Prize winner stationed in Kansas City, Missouri. It is known for its influence on the career of Harry Truman and as the newspaper where a young Hemingway honed his unique style of writing. It has an estimated daily circulation of around 1601, and is now owned by The McClatchy Company.

Searching to publish a tribute to a local audience in Kansas City, Missouri? Consider posting a tribute to the KC Star Obituaries.

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Looking to publish an online obituary to a local audience? Consider posting to The Kansas City Star. 

The Obituary Department of The Kansas City Star is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturdays, Sundays and observed holidays. The office may also be closed, or close early, due to inclement weather emergencies.

In order to submit an obituary, they must be emailed to The Kansas City Star at obits@kcstar.com. An obituary must be received by 3:00 p.m. the day before it is to run in the paper. The deadline for pictures is 2:00 p.m. the day before publication and emailed in .jpg format. Obituaries and pictures received after the deadlines will be delayed by at least one day.

Individuals who submit an obituary must include the name, address and phone number of the person responsible for payment, the name and phone number of the closest legal next-of-kin and the name and phone number of the funeral home or crematory so they can verify the person’s death. Please make sure to include this information as it will take less time to process the obituary. All obituaries placed by individuals must be prepaid.

The first 8 lines of an obituary are run at no charge for a deceased individual who ever lived in the Kansas City metropolitan area. A single line consists of approximately 22-27 letters and spaces. They begin charging at line 9. Once an obituary is long enough to be a paid obituary, the free eight lines is absorbed into the cost and it becomes all-inclusive. The 8 lines are free when the obituary is only 8 lines. Those lines are not subtracted from the total lines if the obituary is longer than 8 lines and is paid.

For more information about rates, please contact us via telephone at (816) 234-4470 or email.

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