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 into the online Obituary Request Form below
  3. You can submit up to 10 names per request
  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 the form below.

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Obituary Request

  • Search the index first. Include the decedent‘s full name, the newspaper, day, month, year, and page number in the box below. Please limit your request to 10 searches.

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.