For Out-of-Area Funeral Directors (Out-of-State)
Obituaries are due by noon the day before publication. Payment is due by 2 p.m. the day before publication unless otherwise specified by Nathan Bottiger. Obituaries and payment for weekend or Monday publication are due no later than 2 p.m. Friday.
See Payment below.
Out-of-area funeral homes do not have accounts with the Butler Eagle. If you are unsure whether you have an account, call 724-282-8000 x 265.
For Families and Friends
Obituaries are due by noon the day before publication.
If you need help writing an obituary, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-282-8000 ext. 265, or submit an obituary form.
All obituaries must be verified, approved and paid for by 2 p.m. the day before publication, unless otherwise specified by Nathan Bottiger. Obituaries and payment for weekend or Monday publication are due no later than 2 p.m. Friday.
Verification must be from the funeral home handling arrangements, if there is one (even if you have chosen not to name the funeral home in the obituary or if services are not at the funeral home.)
If no funeral home is involved, verification must come from the church, the cemetery, or from the hospice or senior complex where the deceased lived at time of death. If you have a valid death certificate, we will accept that as verification. You must bring it to the Butler Eagle main office between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or make other arrangements with Nathan Bottiger.
We do NOT accept verification from a friend, family member or other newspapers.
Please include the name and contact number of your selected third party when submitting an obituary.
Obituaries that cannot be verified will not be published for any reason.
Obituaries are priced per line with prices beginning at $72 (not including photographs). There is a flat fee of $50 extra per photo.
After your information is received, we will email a proof and price estimate for the obituary, which you will be asked to approve. You may be asked to provide additional information.
The Butler Eagle reserves the right to edit text for grammar and formatting.
Once you are satisfied with your text, please call 724-282-8000 ext. 265 to pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If paying by cash or check, the payment must be delivered to the Butler Eagle's main office by 2 p.m. the day before publication. We do not accept cash in the mail. We do accept mailed checks.
Payment must be received by 2 p.m. the day before publication, unless otherwise specified by Nathan Bottiger. Obituaries for weekend or Monday publication are due no later than 2 p.m. Friday.
Obituaries will not be published without payment.
Submitting a photo with an obituary
To include a photo, email it as a JPG attachment to email@example.com or bring it to the Butler Eagle main office between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Include name of the deceased and your contact information. If there are multiple people in the photo, please indicate the deceased.
All photographs are edited to include only the head of the deceased and nothing more. Photos may be requested in either black-and-white or color options. Either option costs $50 per photograph in addition to the price of the text.
We do not publish photographs with animals in them. We do not publish photographs with couples in them, except for special circumstances. They will be cropped from the image.
You may submit information:
Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Via mail at Butler Eagle, P.O. Box 271, Butler PA 16003.
Or in person at 114 W. Diamond Street, Butler.
Call 724-282-8000 x 265 with any questions.
We do not take obituary information over the phone. If able, please type obituaries before submitting them.