Lawrence Times now publishing obituaries, free of charge

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The Lawrence Times is now accepting obituaries for those who lived in the Lawrence/Douglas County area.

The Times is glad to offer this service to Lawrence and Douglas County community members in mourning free of charge.

As we have stated previously, we believe it is abhorrent to ask our neighbors who are grieving and very likely already dealing with financial issues to pay hundreds of dollars to commemorate their loved one. In addition, public remembrances of loved ones should not be restricted to the affluent.

We don’t have a print product, but we can help spread the word so that hopefully, mourners can avoid one more well-meaning but painful question from someone asking how their loved one is doing, and having to relive the sadness to explain once again.

Please consider a paid subscription to the Times or a one-time contribution to help us continue providing this service and news access for all. If you are interested in sponsoring obituaries on our site through advertising, please email us at

To submit an obituary to The Lawrence Times, please fill out this form. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept obituary submissions via email or other means. Obituaries submitted by 4 p.m. each day should be published online early the next morning. As this is a free service and the Times has a very small staff, we appreciate your patience and understanding if publication occurs later than that.

Obituaries will appear here as they are published, starting early Friday morning. We’ll also add a link to the menu to make obituaries easy to find.

The Times is grateful for readers’ patience as we have gotten our obituary system off the ground. We hope to continue sharing the stories of the people in this community.

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