Answered By: Charles Dunham Last Updated: Nov 16, 2016 Views: 27
If there is reason to believe that a Corvallis or Benton County paper published the obituary, we have a volunteer that will search for it in our collection of local papers on microfilm. If we find it, we will scan it to PDF and send it to you as an email attachment. If you specify that you want a paper copy, we will contact you with the cost (at 10 cents per page) and wait on your self-addressed stamped envelope with payment. We will also let you know if we can not find the obituary.
Depending on how many unfinished requests we have, it may be as long as a month before we complete your request. Much of the Corvallis and Benton County newspapers are not indexed, so the papers must be checked one-by-one for obituaries. Thanks for your patience! If you do not know the date of death of the person you would like to find an obituary for, please consider using a database such as Ancestry.com to try and locate one.
To send your obituary request, simply send it via the LibAnswers question form on this page: http://corvallis.libanswers.com/. We are also happy to help you try and locate the date of death - just contact us!