A huge part of my new job is finding old obituaries.
It's sometimes a bit of a pain.
For example one person told me the first name was Isabella.
For some reason the tri-county directory had her listed under her maiden name.
It was listed in the tri-county obituary directory as "Isabell".
It was listed in the actual obituary as "Isabelle", with her husband's last name.
It was not listed at all in the online newspaper archive.
This is all a normal part of genealogy research.