New Themed Obituaries Now Available!

Funeral personalization is a touching way to highlight and honor a loved one’s unique life. Research shows that families find value in personalization and are often willing to pay more for it.

There are many ways to provide a memorable, meaningful touch to a funeral and now it begins with themed obituaries. Available through our Web Professional website platform, easily select from more than 200 images for obituary headings and background, or upload a favorite family image for an even more personalized look.

Contact us to learn more about our new themed obituaries or to schedule a demo. If you have questions about your existing website, email us or call 877.287.8661.

Funeral Home Websites

With over 190 million visitors to our customers’ websites each year, we understand what it takes to create an exceptional online experience. Whether you’re creating your first website or taking an existing site to the next level — we can help.

The Batesville Difference

Consider one of our websites if you're looking for these benefits.

Get a Modern, contemporary look & feel

Get the latest in website design while maintaining the flexibility to make it all your own.

Stay ahead of consumer trends

From mobile optimization to the latest in user experience, we make sure our platform is built for today’s consumers.

Stand out from the competition

We’ve built so many features and design options into our websites that you’ll never have to worry about looking just like you neighbor!

Build your online brand

Your website is your digital front door.  Make sure your online visitors have an experience that reflects your brand.

Interested in learning more? Schedule a demo or call 877.287.8661.

Built for the Funeral Industry

We took feedback from hundreds of funeral professionals and built it into this new platform.   The result— innovative features developed specifically for the needs of your business and the families you serve.

Website Features

Easy Content Management

Manage all of your website content, page layouts & navigation with one integrated system

E-commerce Solutions

Offer floral, remembrance items and sympathy cards for purchase through your website

Complete Obituary System

Easily add and edit obituaries— plus, one-click navigation makes them simple for visitors to find

Mobile Optimization

A mobile-optimized website makes your online business compatible with iPad, iPhone and Android

Traffic-building Tools

Drive traffic to your site and improve your search engine rank with built in SEO

Managed Guestbook

Make it easy to express condolences without the worry of inappropriate posts

Video Tributes

Create and host beautiful, dynamic memorial videos from your website in a snap

Grief Support

A regularly updated library of professionally-managed grief content to help families cope with loss

Social Sharing

Allow family and friends to connect to their online support network with one-click social sharing

Lead-Generation Engine

Visitors can start the pre-need and at-need planning process online and notify you of their interests

Facebook Integration

Social media integration that connects your website with your Facebook business page

Bridges: Plan – Share – Remember

Discover a NEW app that instantly connects families with funeral home resources and provides a comfortable, convenient way to take the next step with you.  You decide what information to share.  Families can easily retrieve checklists and other useful documents and supply biographical data ahead of a personal visit.

Seamless integration with your Batesville website optimizes obituary entry!

With Bridges, easily

  • Reach out and invite families to connect
  • Provide convenient access to important documents and resources
  • Enable data sharing to start the planning process
  • Meet people where they are

Bridges assures family meetings are about connection, not data collection!

Why choose Batesville & Tukios?

This partnership gives funeral professionals an easy and affordable way to create, display and distribute premium memorial videos. Integrating Tukios video technology with Batesville’s website platform, gives customers the ability to:

  • Easily produce state-of-the-art memorial videos directly from the website
  • Quickly create  HD videos using an extensive library of themes, video clips, images and music
  • Provide video playback on website obituaries or during the service in the funeral home
  • Generate revenue by selling DVDs and other memorialization products to family & friends from the website

You’ll Never Run Out of Themes

It’s easy to create beautiful, dynamic tribute videos with these ready-made themes. Here are just a couple examples of what you can do in just a few minutes.

It’s Easy to Sign Up

There is no charge to get started.  Plus, your first video is always free! Simply call 877.287.8661 to activate Tukios on your Batesville website.  Don’t have a Batesville website?  No problem!  Give us a call to get more information.

A powerful resource for the families you serve

GriefWords will turn your website into a unique and meaningful resource for families coping with the loss of a loved one by offering industry-exclusive grief articles and book excerpts created by nationally recognized expert, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Director for the Center for Loss and Life Transition.

  • Worry Free– We manage and update the content regularly.
  • Comprehensive– Have access to a library of over 65 articles.
  • Value Added– Extend your services to families online.

GriefWords is included with all Batesville website professional packages and can be purchased separately and added to standard packages as well.

Add GriefWords Premium to any website

Don’t have a Batesville website? We can add GriefWords to any website! GriefWords Premium is a website plug-in that will appear as part of your own website. You’ll be amazed at how simply these articles will become part of your website, allowing your visitors to click on the Griefwords library as if it were just another section of your website. Click here to see an example>>

Batesville has come together with FTD and Hallmark to create an exciting program which enables you to better serve internet-savvy families with the ability to order flowers, gifts, remembrance items and sympathy cards online.

Expressions of Sympathy

Offer quality flowers, gifts and remembrance items directly from your website.  Businesses participating in the e-commerce program describe this as a “no brainer.”  Here’s why:

  • You choose which florists you want to receive your website orders.
  • Your funeral home can earn additional revenue with 15% commissions on every order placed for your funeral home. And there’s no downside – the price is the same as the main FTD website!
  • You will benefit from FTD’s outstanding reputation for quality and reliability, providing consumers with the confidence that their orders will be delivered on-time, as expected, and with electronic delivery confirmation. Some funeral homes have seen their online flower orders nearly double after switching providers and displaying the FTD logo.
  • You will have a high-quality, customized, co-branded sympathy store that prominently displays your funeral home’s brand along with FTD’s brand.
  • FTD has established a dedicated customer service group specifically for Batesville, focused on managing phone orders for sympathy products — and you also earn commissions from phone orders that you refer to the Batesville-FTD line!
  • Sales information is available at any time on your website’s administrative area and commissions are paid annually by check.

Online Sympathy Card System

Your Batesville website includes a fully integrated web-to-print sympathy card ordering system which offers a beautiful selection of sympathy cards from Sunrise Greetings, a division of Hallmark.

How Does it Work?
Ordering a card online is easy! To order a sympathy card, buyers simply click on the “Send a Sympathy Card” link on the obituary page to start the process. Once on the ordering site, they choose the destination, select a sympathy card design, add a personal greeting, and complete the order.

All printing, addressing and mailing is done by us! Sympathy card orders received by 3:00pm EST Monday – Friday will be processed and mailed the next business day.  Cards are mailed from Indiana and may be sent to any US or Canadian destination.  Delivery times vary based on postal delivery schedules and holidays.

Buyers are offered the ability to send to the family (provided that the funeral director has entered this information when creating the obituary), to the funeral home or to a custom address that they enter. And for your efforts, you earn a commission for every card sold.

One Guestbook. Triple Interaction.

Batesville and Legacy, the expansive network powering newspaper obituary sections across North America, have come together in an exclusive partnership to deliver a seamless experience no other funeral home website provider can offer.  By connecting your online guestbooks with your local newspapers’ guestbooks, families get the best experience available.

Never let a condolence go unread.

  • ObitLink includes guestbook entries from the newspaper with yours to create a single guestbook experience for the family.
  • By streamlining newspaper and funeral home online guestbooks into one, ObitLink ensures families won’t miss a single condolence.

More than triple your funeral home interaction.

  • The average online guestbook is only signed about 26% of the time, while ObitLink shared guestbooks are signed approximately 88% of the time.
  • Funeral home online guestbooks receive an average of 5 entries each. ObitLink shared guestbooks typically receive 12 entries each.

Never let an offensive entry get through.

  • ObitLink includes professional screening 365 days a year, typically within 2 to 4 hours of an entry being posted.
  • You’ll no longer feel pressure to constantly check for new condolences.
  • On average, professional screeners filter 1 in 20 messages for inappropriate content.

As mobile usage continues to rise, it is more important than ever for businesses to have a responsive or mobile-optimized website. To help you meet consumers where they are, all Batesville websites are ready for mobile traffic. Contact our team to learn more about your options for a mobile-ready funeral home website.


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Consider the facts:

  • 95% of adults own a mobile phone
  • Over half of the traffic to funeral home websites comes from mobile phones
  • 61% of mobile users say they will leave a website if it is not mobile optimized

Customer Gallery

Click on the images below to see some of our customers' websites

Duyck & VanDeHey

Mission Hills

Biereley-Hale Funeral Home

Adams Family Funeral Home


Robert Jester Mortuary