There is a volunteer in Saline Co. who will go the library and look up obits. You'll find his/her contact info at www.gengathering.com.You must create a user ID and password to enter this web site. However, access to the volunteer contact info is free.
By the way, the reply notifiction feature on Genforum doesn't work and I doubt that Ancestry will fix it. You might want to consider adding your email address to your profile so you can receive immediate replies. Successful Searching!