Obituaries

Bruce Tebbetts
B: 1947-05-10
D: 2017-03-29
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Tebbetts, Bruce
June Fix
B: 1928-05-23
D: 2017-03-29
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Fix, June
Laimonis Bergmanis
B: 1931-09-24
D: 2017-03-27
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Bergmanis, Laimonis
James Baldridge
B: 1926-06-26
D: 2017-03-26
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Baldridge, James
Agnes Droppelman
B: 1927-08-02
D: 2017-03-24
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Droppelman, Agnes
Isabella Sammartano
B: 1996-07-10
D: 2017-03-24
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Sammartano, Isabella
William Shilling
B: 1925-02-05
D: 2017-03-23
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Shilling, William
Nathaniel Pentland
B: 1980-12-16
D: 2017-03-23
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Pentland, Nathaniel
Karen Launsby
B: 1939-08-26
D: 2017-03-20
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Launsby, Karen
Joseph Driscoll
B: 1928-04-17
D: 2017-03-20
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Driscoll, Joseph
Robert Gross
B: 1926-08-10
D: 2017-03-19
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Gross, Robert
Janet Miller
B: 1945-01-13
D: 2017-03-19
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Miller, Janet
Robert Lucas, Jr
B: 1967-05-19
D: 2017-03-19
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Lucas, Jr, Robert
Nancy Lutz
B: 1938-01-24
D: 2017-03-18
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Lutz, Nancy
Mary Ann Hillemeyer
B: 1934-02-14
D: 2017-03-17
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Hillemeyer, Mary Ann
Mary Schnitzius
B: 1931-02-10
D: 2017-03-16
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Schnitzius, Mary
Rodney Wise
B: 1956-11-27
D: 2017-03-16
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Wise, Rodney
Raymond Schmitz
B: 1929-08-26
D: 2017-03-15
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Schmitz, Raymond
Elva Guse
B: 1926-08-20
D: 2017-03-15
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Guse, Elva
Frederick Barker
D: 2017-03-13
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Barker, Frederick
Rose Jaschek
B: 1926-07-02
D: 2017-03-12
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Jaschek, Rose

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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 Office of Vital Statistics where the death occurs.  St. Louis County Office of Vital Statistics or St. Louis City Office of Vital Statistics.

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.

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