Finalizing the Details

Thank you. Now that you have submitted all the necessary information for the cremation, we would like to assist you with some of the next steps you will need to take.

To order certified death certificates for a Kansas death, click here.

Certified death certificates for a Missouri Death are available from any office of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, or online at vitalchek.com.

The Social Security Administration will be notified of the death. You may be eligible for survivor benefits if you are a spouse or dependent child of the deceased. To contact the Social Security Administration, click here. To contact the Social Security Administration by phone, call 877-445-9978

If you would like to have an obituary placed in the Kansas City Star, you can email the obituary to obits@kcstar.com. The phone number for the obituary department is 816-234-4470.

If the deceased was honorably discharged from military service, you may be eligible for benefits from the Veteran's Administration. To print VA forms for a burial flag, headstone, burial benefits, etc., click here. To contact the Veteran's Administration by phone, call 800-827-1000.

To schedule a burial in a National Cemetery call 800-535-1117.

Obituaries & Condolences

Neil Alan Lewis

Charles Edward Coppedge II

Mark F. Peters

Gail Luther May

Maurice E. “Pete” Burch

Betty Congour Caywood Bushman

Nancy Schmalbeck

Josephine Frances Dauber Schulte

Phillip Eugene Larson Sr.

Gonzalo Medina Arriens

Dinah May Hall Medina

Debbie Lou Mallory