FAQs

How do I pay for an obituary notice?
Funeral homes that have been established as a billable account may elect to charge the cost of an obituary to their account. All other obituaries must be prepaid prior to deadline in order to publish as requested. Options include paying with a credit/debit card over the phone or paying at the Idaho Statesman front lobby with cash, check or a credit/debit card.

What if I notice a mistake in my obituary notice after submitting it?
Obituary content can be modified at any point prior to the deadline. You may make changes to your notice at any point before deadline for that day's publication. Simply log in to your account, locate your ad in the Future Ads area, and "Modify" the ad. Changes to the content of the obituary that increase or decrease the cost, will be adjusted on the credit card supplied for payment.

Can I work on my obituary notice and save it without submitting it?
Yes, obituaries can be saved and worked on at a later time. To do this, create an account, start the obituary, click on "save ad for later" at the bottom of the page, and then log back in when you're ready. You can find your saved obituary under "my ads" at the top of the page.

Will my notice run in color in the newspaper?
Obituary photographs are published in color. This is provided at no additional cost. Images and funeral home logos included with the obituary are also printed in color.

Is the preview an accurate representation of how the notice will look in the paper?
The preview that is provided of your completed obituary is how it will appear in the newspaper. Take this opportunity to ensure that spelling, grammar, and wording is how you wish to see it in the paper.