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“Mommy, when is Grandma coming back?”

Explaining Death to Children Somewhere in our later childhood, we develop an understanding of death. We begin to realize that it’s not like in the cartoons, where the coyote falls off a cliff, then gets up and walks away. Perhaps we begin to understand when the family loses a beloved pet, or when our parents […]

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“I never quite know what to say at a funeral….”

What’s proper funeral etiquette?   If there’s ever a time when we’re afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, it’s when a death occurs. But there are many things you can do to be sure that your words and actions are appropriate. Fortunately, doing and saying the “right thing” during such a sensitive time […]

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It’s okay to bury Charlie in his bowling shirt.

Telling the story of a life.   It’s possible that some people still think there are some things you can do at a funeral, and some things that just might not be “appropriate.”  Certainly, a funeral service is a quiet, dignified time for families and friends to gather for support and reflection, but it is […]

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    Dear Friends and Neighbors:   What is the proper way to behave at a funeral? What should you say – or not say? How do you explain death to children? What’s involved in Planning Ahead for a funeral? How do you provide support during a time of loss and sorrow? These are human events […]

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“Healing Spirit of Abraham Lincoln.”

The Staab Family is a proud supporter of the effort to recreate President Abraham Lincoln’s Hearse that carried him to his final place of honor in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.  Our Family thought it was of great importance to become a part of this special project to honor our 16th President. By embracing the 2015 Lincoln […]

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