Search The Obituary Database

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The obituary database is an index to the St. Joseph News-Press and the St. Joseph Gazette. Here you will find names, dates, and the paper in which the obituary or death notice appeared. Currently, the database includes indexing for the years 1951 through 2017.  The Obituary Database is an ongoing project in which current years and previous years are being indexed. To obtain a copy of the obituary you are looking for please visit our RESEARCH REQUEST page.

Fees for Individual Names Cost
1 to 4 $10
5 to 8 $20
9 to 12 $30
13 to 16 $40



You may also obtain a copy of an obituary by mailing a request. Please send a check or money order for the amount along with your request, made payable to the St. Joseph Public Library and mailed to 927 Felix Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501, will need to include your mailing address.  Contact the Reference Department at 816-232-8151, or text us at 816- 249-1377, if you have any questions.