Funeral & Cremation Terms

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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter O.
Obituary
A notice placed in the newspapers, online, etc. which announces a person's death. The obituary may contain biographical information about the deceased, surviving relatives, funeral arrangements, and other information requested by the family.
Officiant
The person who leads the funeral or memorial service
Outer Burial Container
Also known as a "vault" or "grave liner", this is a structure made of concrete, metal, or wood that supports the casket in the ground and helps to keep the grave from collapsing.