Blog Archive

Why Gratitude is Important for the New Year

The new year is here, and we know many of our neighbors in Springfield and Sherman are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. This is the time for not only a refresh, but it’s a chance to consciously do something different in the coming year. Our New Year’s resolution here at Staab Funeral Homes? Focus […]

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When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation

We’ve talked to countless people in Springfield and Sherman over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation and funeral this weekend. I cared about my neighbor and want to pay my respects, but I have never met her […]

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4 Ways Our Care Team Goes Above and Beyond

Someone you love is nearing death and you have to decide which funeral home to call – and fast. This is a situation many people from Illinois find themselves in every day. And this is why we’re writing this blog. Because if you or your friend or family member is facing a loss, we want you to know […]

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We Are Proud to Fly the Flag for Our Veterans

As we consider the young men and women who have fought for our freedom throughout the years, whether overseas and protecting our borders at home, the words “You’re a grand ole’ flag, you’re a high-flying flag” take on special meaning. As Americans – and as people from Springfield and Sherman, Illinois– we are so proud […]

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Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times

What we do at Staab Funeral Homes gives us a unique perspective into how valuable life is – and also how challenging it can be. As we help our neighbors in Springfield and Sherman plan funerals and visitations. We see the overwhelming love people have for each other, as well as the pain and grief […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Plan your Burial Arrangements

Have you ever considered where you want your final resting place to be located? While thinking about your end-of-life details is not always easy, putting your preferences in writing is one of the most important steps you can take for your future. By making these choices ahead of time, such as whether you would prefer a traditional burial or […]

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Creative Ways to Display Your Family Heirlooms

Throughout our lives, we collect quite a few possessions: furniture, clothing, knickknacks, books, and more. When a family member dies, they leave their belongings behind along with the question, “What should you do with all of this stuff?” It’s no surprise this is a highly sensitive issue, as these items serve as a visible reminder […]

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What Do I Do If My Loved One Passes Away While Traveling?

The world gets smaller every day. No one understands this more than those of us who live in the incredibly diverse area of Springfield and Sherman, with people living and visiting here from every corner of the globe. More people are traveling and spending longer periods of time away from home. People are also retiring […]

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The Difference Family Ownership Makes

  When the time comes that someone you love dies, you want to be certain the funeral home you choose cares enough about you to do all it takes to understand what is important to your family. Some funeral service providers here in Springfield and Sherman communities are owned by large corporations far from home. […]

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Personal Touches for an Unforgettable Tribute

Have you attended a funeral where you felt the family truly captured what made their loved one special? Maybe they had a treasured car or motorcycle parked outside of the funeral home. Maybe the person who died enjoyed a certain type of music and a live band played their favorite songs during the service. Our staff has […]

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Empowering Those at the End of Their Lives Through Preplanning

People can be a little unsettled by a discussion about death, but it’s so important that end-of-life discussions happen within all Springfield and Sherman families, as well as between a family or individual and a trusted funeral home. From our experience at Staab Funeral Homes, planning ahead can be particularly beneficial, mentally and emotionally for […]

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Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and planning ahead allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If for any reason, there could be confusion about the way […]

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How Art and Media Help During the Grieving Process

After losing a loved one, the pain and sorrow can be overwhelming. You might feel like there are no solutions; no ways to help ease the pain you feel. Our caring staff at Staab Funeral Homes understands that coping with the death of a loved one is no easy task. While everyone grieves in different […]

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How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home

Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of family have turned to a certain funeral home […]

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When Coping with Loss, Grief Has No Timetable

After losing a loved one, your life will be shaken up in a number of ways that you will have never imagined or expected. While families in Springfield and Sherman trust us at Staab Funeral Homes to be there for you throughout this entire process, we understand that it takes time to heal – and […]

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6 Tips for Supporting a Caregiver in Your Life

Beyond the many demands of assisting with a loved one’s healthcare, caregiving encompasses much more – especially with the additional stressors of the pandemic. Childcare responsibilities, help with schoolwork, and limited access to services have been heaped onto many – not to mention the general toll that caregiving can take over time. Caregiving is a […]

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