•  NAME / ANNOUNCEMENT
    • Full name of the deceased, including nickname, if any
    • Age at death
    • Residence (for example, the name of the city) at death
    • Day and date of death (remember to include the year)
    • Place of death
    • Cause of death
  •  LIFE
    • Date of birth 
    • Place of birth
    • Names of parents
    • Childhood: siblings, stories, schools, friends
    • Marriage(s): date of, place, name of spouse
    • Education: school, college, university and other
    • Designations, awards, and other recognition
    • Employment: jobs, activities, stories, colleagues, satisfactions, promotions, union activities, frustrations
    • Military service
    • Places of residence
    • Hobbies, sports, interests, activities, and other enjoyment
    • Charitable, religious, fraternal, political, and other affiliations; positions held
    • Achievements
    • Disappointments
    • Unusual attributes, humor, other stories
  •  FAMILY
    • Survived by (and place of residence):
      • Spouse
      • Children (in order of date of birth, and their spouses)
      • Grandchildren
      • Great-grandchildren
      • Great-great-grandchildren
      • Parents
      • Grandparents
      • Siblings (in order of date of birth)
      • Others, such as nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws
      • Friends
      • Pets (if appropriate)
    • Predeceased by (and date of death):
      • Spouse
      • Children (in order of date of birth)
      • Grandchildren
      • Siblings (in order of date of birth)
      • Others, such as nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws
      • Pets (if appropriate)
  • SERVICE
    • Day, date, time, place
    • Name of officiant, pallbearers, honorary pallbearers, other information
    • Visitation information if applicable: day, date, time, place
    • Reception information if applicable: day, date, time, place
    • Other memorial, vigil, or graveside services if applicable: day, date, time, place
    • Place of interment
    • Name of funeral home in charge of arrangements
    • Where to call for more information (even if no service planned)
  •  END
    • Memorial funds established
    • Memorial donation suggestions, including addresses
    • Thank you to people, groups, or institutions
    • Quotation or poem 
    • Three words that sum up the life