Blog Archive

What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

When someone dies, it is often difficult to know how to show your support to the loved one’s family. Of course, you know they are probably feeling sad, shocked, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of these emotions. What might help you when you are feeling that way may not be the same for them. […]

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Honoring a Loved One with a Charitable Donation During the Holidays

One of the things many people face when grieving the loss of a loved one is the fear of forgetting him or her and what they meant to you. At Staab Funeral Homes, our team is committed to helping our neighbors in Springfield and Sherman honor a friend or family member in a number of meaningful ways […]

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I’m Not Sure Cremation is Right for Me. How Do I Decide?

In many Springfield and Sherman families, traditions are passed down from generation to generation. This is particularly the case when it comes to rites of passage. Think about how your family celebrates holidays, birthdays, graduations, and weddings. Chances are, there are certain foods you make, certain types of gifts you give, and even certain songs […]

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Why Wouldn’t You Preplan Your Funeral?

Most of us don’t like to think about our own mortality – let alone plan for it. Sure, we make arrangements for other events in life. Think of the planning involved when you make a major purchase or organize a vacation or party. Not to mention the thought and time you invest thinking (and, perhaps, […]

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Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation […]

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Q&A – What Are My Options for Final Disposition

One of the most important decisions you will make when it comes time to plan a funeral for someone you love, or for yourself when preplanning, is choosing a final resting place – or final disposition option. There are many preferences, cultural elements, and religious requirements that can go into such a decision. The team […]

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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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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 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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