Really? How odd! I read the local obits pretty regularly because it’s a small town & we know a lot of old people. Heck - we are old! We missed a few funerals because I didn’t read them & sometimes the word doesn’t get around.
And, of course, there’s always the celebrity obits. Some of them surprise me, since I had thought some of the really old ones had died years ago.
I remember reading about a woman - the mother of a novelist - who collected the prayer cards we often get at funerals. Those were a regular part of her evening prayers - she would pray for every single person every night. The novelist said that as the years went by, the prayers took a lot longer to say.
Catholic Spirit - have you looked up the word necromancy to see what it means? If you haven’t yet, you should.