Obituaries

Julieta Zonkel
B: 1940-10-31
D: 2019-04-15
View Details
Zonkel, Julieta
Dr. James E. Mumford
B: 1936-06-25
D: 2019-04-12
View Details
Mumford, Dr. James E.
Donna Dameron
B: 1936-11-02
D: 2019-04-11
View Details
Dameron, Donna
Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Hershel Ralph Lane
B: 1923-12-09
D: 2019-04-10
View Details
Lane, Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Hershel Ralph
Paul Sullivan
B: 1935-09-11
D: 2019-04-09
View Details
Sullivan, Paul
Mary Ellen Brown
B: 1940-09-16
D: 2019-04-08
View Details
Brown, Mary Ellen
Rev. Lee Coffman
B: 1931-03-29
D: 2019-04-05
View Details
Coffman, Rev. Lee
Darlene Browning
B: 1956-08-07
D: 2019-04-03
View Details
Browning, Darlene
Stephen Lee Bex
B: 1953-01-24
D: 2019-03-29
View Details
Bex, Stephen Lee
Travis Tyler Mechling
B: 1984-02-25
D: 2019-03-29
View Details
Mechling, Travis Tyler
David H. Smith
B: 1951-11-20
D: 2019-03-26
View Details
Smith, David H.
Charlie Henry
B: 1949-06-25
D: 2019-03-24
View Details
Henry, Charlie
Anne L. Rodick
B: 1926-02-10
D: 2019-03-23
View Details
Rodick, Anne L.
Ryker Flynn
B: 2019-03-19
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Flynn, Ryker
Norman Gonterman
B: 1937-06-28
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Gonterman, Norman
Robert Dale Kent
B: 1930-06-14
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Kent, Robert Dale
Stanley Knight
B: 1948-01-20
D: 2019-03-13
View Details
Knight, Stanley
Carolyn Hedden Waldman
B: 1940-08-17
D: 2019-03-08
View Details
Hedden Waldman, Carolyn
Nancy Lynn Hupp
B: 1949-06-24
D: 2019-03-06
View Details
Hupp, Nancy Lynn
Roger Watkins
B: 1972-06-12
D: 2019-03-05
View Details
Watkins, Roger
Eva L. (Bechtel) Nunn
B: 1922-05-24
D: 2019-03-03
View Details
(Bechtel) Nunn, Eva L.

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
Fax: 812-333-4445

Death Certificates

Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the death certificate is important for:

Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death. State agencies always stipulate that a death certificate is to be filed. It provides important information about:  the decedent, the cause of death, and final disposition.  

This information is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property.  The certificate is prima facie evidence of the fact of death and, therefore, can be introduced in court as evidence when a question about the death arises.

Personal Reasons: The death certificate in many cases provides family members with closure, peace-of-mind, and documentation of the cause of death. It also provides peace-of-mind by facilitating efficient processing of needed benefits as those described above.

Vital Statistics Reasons: The death certificate is the source for state and national mortality statistics.  It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.

Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from:

  1. Your Funeral Director
  2. The Registrar of Vital Statistics in your area

It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates, not photocopies.

In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.

If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please call us. We’re here to assist you.