Blog Archive

How Social Media Can Affect the Way We Grieve

During our many years helping Springfield and Sherman families here at Staab Funeral Homes, our staff has gained a lot of knowledge and understanding about the grieving process. We often hear that grief has no timetable – and this is something we’ve both seen and experienced ourselves. Grief is a personal journey that is unpredictable […]

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5 Ways Funerals Are Changing

“A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a green burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to have a big party after my funeral. […]

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Responding to a Friend Who is Grieving

All of us in the Springfield and Sherman communities have been touched by loss. Even if you haven’t lost someone very close to you, you probably love someone who has. So what happens when a friend is in the grips of grief? It can be hard to know what to do, especially if death isn’t […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral

You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Staab Funeral Homes staff has found this to be true for most Springfield and Sherman families we’ve talked to over the years. While many people haven’t spent much time thinking through their end-of-life details, […]

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5 Tips for Helping Grieving Teens

Grief is overwhelming at any age, but the death of a loved one can be especially tough for teenagers, who are already dealing with the ups and downs of adolescence. Our staff at Staab Funeral Homes has a lot of experience planning funeral arrangements with families, and we realize trying to make sense of death […]

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The Many Ways We Create Meaningful Cremation Services

Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. Staab Funeral Homes has been serving Sherman and Springfield families for nearly 100 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more families choosing cremation over that time. We’ve also noticed that even […]

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Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But, one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that […]

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Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Staab Funeral Homes comes in. We know a meaningful tribute brings a great deal of healing, […]

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Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Staab Funeral Homes, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one. […]

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Creating a Meaningful Tribute on a Budget

At Staab Funeral Homes it’s our privilege to serve people from all faiths, cultural backgrounds, and walks of life. It does not matter what your needs or budget are, because we are going to help you craft a service that is memorable and personal. They say the best things in life are free, and that’s […]

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Our Advice on Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Our Staab Funeral Homes staff has accumulated over 400 years of licensed experience walking through difficult times with those in our community. This includes having conversations with children about illness, tragedy, and death. When Sherman and Springfield families walk through our doors, they depend on us for encouragement during challenging moments; right now is no […]

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5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine

All across Springfield and Sherman, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Here at Staab Funeral Homes, we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated from family, friends, and neighbors. You may be home […]

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Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must

The year 2020 is not going as planned. As COVID-19 travels across the globe, it is natural to feel heightened anxiety, disappointment, and stress. The coming days and weeks are unknown, and the unknown can be frightening. It’s important to heed local and national health guidelines, and practice self-care to make sure you are maintaining […]

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“Mommy, when is Grandma coming back?”— Explaining Death to Children

Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Springfield and Sherman families have approached our team at ­­­­Staab Funeral Homes over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex and emotional topic. In our work helping families plan funerals or memorial services, we’ve […]

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Should We Plan a Visitation?

Staab Funeral Homes have been part of Springfield and Sherman for over 80 years, serving area families for generations. When our staff sits down with a family to plan a funeral, there are many decisions that need to be made. One topic of discussion is whether to hold a visitation. Some families aren’t sure what […]

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How to Talk to your Parents About Preplanning

At Staab Funeral Homes, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more people in the Springfield and Sherman areas are planning their own funeral. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only are they taking the opportunity to express […]

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