Blog Archive

Our Website, Your Online Home

In many ways, a company’s website is a modern-day storefront, offering visitors a first impression about what they do and who they are. This is certainly the case here at Staab Funeral Homes, as our website tells our family’s story and the history of the funeral home, provides information on the funeral and cremation services […]

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Your Questions about Cremation…Answered

For families in Springfield and Sherman, the choice of whether to have a traditional burial or cremation can be very personal. You have to take into consideration preferences, religious and cultural beliefs, and budget. At Staab Funeral Homes, we believe, ultimately, you have to decide what makes sense for you and your family. With more […]

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When Final Wishes Clash Within Families

Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at Staab Funeral Homes, our caring team has been asked many times by families in Springfield and Sherman what it’s like to be in the funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the work we do here is not easy, […]

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How to Create the Perfect Video Tribute for Your Loved One’s Funeral

If there is one thing we have learned here at Staab Funeral Homes, it’s the importance funeral planning plays in the grief process. While this is certainly not easy for a person who is desperately missing a loved one, something happens when he/she starts making choices to personalize the funeral service. Our expert team knows […]

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The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell

For many of the families we serve in Springfield and Sherman and the surrounding Illinois communities, a memento of a loved one can be incredibly comforting in the days and months following a death. With many memorial items to choose from at Staab Funeral Homes, you are sure to find something that represents your loved […]

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Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: 4 Tips to Know Before You Post

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever after. And many of us who live here in the Springfield, Sherman and surrounding areas in Sangamon County, have loved ones spread across the country […]

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What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?

When our country is in peril, Americans – and especially those from Springfield, Sherman, and other parts of Sangamon County – are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with uncommon valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic emotions are there for all to see. We wear […]

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? At Staab Funeral Homes, we don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to planning ahead. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give to your family. Whether you’re 25 […]

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How to Make a Cremation Service Meaningful

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many Springfield and Sherman families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral. People believed that if they chose cremation, they could not have a funeral service that was meaningful and told the story of their loved one’s life. Of course, this is not true.  Funeral […]

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How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

For many families, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Complex arrangement decisions must be made during a most difficult time, and the cost of funeral services plays a large role in this planning process. Not surprisingly, most people are under the impression that funeral services cost more than they really do. How much […]

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The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies

If someone you love has just died, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top five things our caring team at Staab Funeral Home recommend you do after losing someone close to you. 1.) Report the […]

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A Tale of Two Funerals: Family Owned V. Corporate

Family-owned funeral homes like Staab Funeral Home  have become harder to find over the years, as large corporations purchase one after another funeral home that was originally founded by a family. Here in Springfield and Sherman, our family has been serving our neighbors since 1937 – and we will continue to do so with kindness, compassion, […]

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Love Lost: Is It Ever Too Soon to Move On?

There is an old German proverb that says, “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” If that’s true, how much more so is the pain after you lose a spouse or partner? The pain is so intense, there is a confirmed phenomenon called the “widowhood effect,” although it applies […]

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Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning for our future – toward a personal goal or for the next phase of life. The families we serve here in Springfield and Sherman are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan, so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and answers many questions ahead of time. […]

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Announcing the Relaunch of Our Blog!

Welcome to the newly relaunched Staab Funeral Homes blog! If this is your first time stopping by, we hope you’ll spend some time getting to know us, including the many ways we can serve Springfield and Sherman families. We’re so excited about the opportunity to interact with our Sangamon County friends and neighbors through this […]

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Surviving the Holidays

It wasn’t a Hallmark movie or commercial that made Steve cry. It was simply being in the Hallmark store. Steve stood in the aisle full of Christmas cards, overwhelmed at the options. This was just one more out of a hundred decisions and tasks that he had to deal with after his wife, Angie, had […]

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