Shirley Tart, who helped set up the Shropshire Star, died last month at the age of 81.
A funeral, which will be a celebration of her life, will take place at St Andrew’s Church in Shifnal at 2pm on Thursday, January 19.
It will be followed by a private cremation.
Shirley had been recognised with an MBE for her services to the newspaper industry in 2005.
Throughout a 63-year career with the Midlands News Association she held the role of women’s editor for 30 years, and became royal correspondent for both the Express & Star and the Shropshire Star in 1994. She also worked as assistant editor of the Express & Star before taking on a position as associate editor of the Shropshire Magazine.
Away from journalism she was a patron of Hope House children’s hospice, helping to launch the charity’s appeal. Other roles saw her as a deputy lord lieutenant, a patron of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and county vice-president of Girlguiding.
Shirley was also a founding member of the Shropshire branch of the Leukaemia Research Fund.
Shropshire Star editor Martin Wright said: “Shirley was a remarkable journalist who enjoyed an extraordinary career.”
He added: “She will be sorely missed.”