Obituary Request

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Search TSCPL Obituary Index

The index contains in excess of 170,000 entries. Limit search to obituaries of persons who lived in Topeka, Shawnee County, or whose obituary would have appeared in the local Topeka newspapers. (If you cannot find the person of interest in our index, send us the name and the day, month, and year of death and we will look.) Then fill in the form* below indicating the first name and last name. See below for fees. We are not responsible for errors in the index. (*You can also submit requests via USPS mail.)

Submit your Obituary Request using the form below.

  • The library charges $5 per search for anyone requesting obituaries who resides outside of Kansas.
  • We charge $5 each obituary, for each day it appears in the paper, even if they are exactly the same.
  • The library charges a $25 flat fee to search for any name not included in our index.
  • We charge $5 for each search on additional days in the newspaper of record (Topeka State Journal) or in the alternate daily (Topeka Daily Capital) with no more than 10 per request.
  • We must receive payment before we search for the obituaries. We currently accept payment by check only.

Obituary Request

  • Copy and paste or type in the complete information from the index, include the decedent ‘s full name, the newspaper, day, month, year, and page number in the above box. Please limit your request to 10 searches.

Alternate Request Option: Send via USPS mail

Obituary Requests
1515 SW 10th
Topeka, Kansas 66604

If you must call, use (785) 580-4510.

Allow two to four weeks for delivery.