Obituary Request Form

Once you’ve found the obituaries you are looking for, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the catalog listing from the Obituary Index.
  2. Paste the catalog listing in one of the online request forms below.
  3. Limit your request to up to 10 names. Additional requests can be made once initial request is fulfilled.
  4. Add your contact information.
  5. Submit the form.

Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a reply to your request and follow up by a member of our staff.

You can also submit requests via USPS mail

If you cannot find the person of interest in our index, use the form below to send us the name and the day, month and year of death and we will search our microfilm records.

This service is free to all Kansas residents.

Fees for out-of-state requests
  • If you live outside Kansas, there is a $5 fee for each obituary.
  • There is a $25 research fee if it’s not in the index and we have to look up the obit for you.

We must receive your mailed payment before we search for the obituaries. We will email instructions after we’ve received your request.

Submit your Obituary Request using one of the forms below.

Alternate Request Option: Send via USPS mail

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Obituary Requests
1515 SW 10th
Topeka, Kansas 66604

If you need help, call (785) 580-4510.

Allow two to four weeks for delivery.