Obituary how to list children of different fathers and a deceased ex husband

1msledgeking1
7 months, 3 weeks ago

Hello… my mother passed away a few days ago and I’m needing some guidance on how to list her 4 children. She has one child from someone she wasn’t married to and her last three she was married to their father. However, they did divorce and he has recently passed as well. I’m writing her obituary and any help would be appreciated. Thank you

Jennifer Lane
7 months, 3 weeks ago

The best way to do this is to list the 4 children from oldest to youngest in the “survived by” area of the obituary.

For example, you might state, “she is survived by her four children, Child 1 (spouse); Child 2 (spouse); Child 3 (spouse); and Child 4 (spouse).”

Or, if you wish to incorporate the father’s names, you could also state it this way:

“she is survived by her four children; her son/daughter with X, Child 1 (spouse); and her children with X, Child 2 (spouse), Child 3 (spouse), and Child 4 (spouse).”

I hope that is helpful to you. Please also accept our condolences on the recent loss of your mother.

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