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Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation

When a family in Springfield is considering cremation instead of traditional burial, they may wonder if their options are limited or even impersonal – but this is definitely not the case when you choose Staab Funeral Home. More people around the U.S. are choosing cremation than ever before, and our caring team will explain how […]

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The Physical Effects of Grief

When Diane’s mother died after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s, Diane felt both grieved and relieved. For years, she had juggled caregiving for her mother, a demanding job as a nurse, and parenting two teenagers. It was an exhausting combination. Diane figured that after her mother’s death, her life would quickly regain a […]

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Why More People are Writing Light-Hearted Obituaries

When you think of writing a meaningful obituary for a loved one who has died, adding light-hearted stories or details may not occur to you. Yet more families in Springfield  and Sherman and beyond are featuring funny, optimistic, and even playful content in an attempt to express what their loved one meant to them. At […]

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4 Reasons to Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home

One of the questions we’re often asked here at Staab Funeral Homes  is whether there’s any noticeable difference between a family-owned funeral home and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain. Our answer is always a resounding, “Yes!” Our family has been committed to serving our neighbors in Springfield  and Sherman and […]

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A Tribute to Veterans

Next month, we set aside time to honor American veterans – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans have honored us with this sacrifice, and so all of us here at Staab Funeral Homes […]

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5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents

For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age – feeling stunned and lost. Our […]

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A Tribute to Veterans

Today and every day, we honor American veterans – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans have honored us with this sacrifice, and so all of us here at Staab Funeral Homes  take our […]

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How To Embrace Life During a Season Of Uncertainty

Families in Springfield and Sherman know that life changes are around every corner. With all the uncertainty we’re consistently exposed to, especially under COVID-19 circumstances, it’s possible you may be feeling a bit unsure of what happens next. While no one really knows the answer, we do know that uncertainty can’t be escaped or avoided, […]

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10 Things Our Staff Wants You to Know About Grief

Grief is a complex emotion that affects each person differently, but it has become clear over our years working with our neighbors in Springfield and Sherman that the only way someone can successfully process grief is to start the steps of working through it. At Staab Funeral Homes , our staff been guiding families through […]

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Local Impact of Family Ownership

When a family decides to open their own business – be it a restaurant, a paint store, or a funeral home – they put their hearts and souls into their work. They rely on positive word of mouth to expand and find new patrons, customers and clients. Neighbors telling neighbors about a positive experience. Locals […]

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Why You Should Have a Funeral

When it comes to making end-of-life arrangements, every family has a different set of needs and wishes. Our professional staff at Staab Funeral Homes is ready to accommodate your family and guide you through every choice associated with this process. While different religious and cultural customs may take major precedence in the selections you make, […]

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10 Ideas to Help Children Remember a Loved One

Saying goodbye to a special person who has died is one of the most painful and confusing experiences a child can go through. One way to support them through it is to think of ways to honor and remember the loved one in years to come. These activities or rituals give an opportunity to talk […]

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Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special

At Staab Funeral Homes, we believe every life in Springfield and Sherman represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our trained staff will spend time with you, listen to their […]

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Surviving the Winter Blues

Even living in the beautiful state of Illinois, the winter months can get a little hard and maybe even depressing, as the days get shorter and the temperature dips. This can be even more true if you’ve recently lost a loved one. But it is important to try and keep your spirits up, and there […]

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Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy. Despite all of the family togetherness and holiday cheer though, this time of year can be very painful for those who have lost a loved one. Even the most wonderful traditions – the annual family Christmas party, a friendly gift exchange, or the sparkling […]

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How to Get Your Affairs in Order

Our staff at Staab Funeral Homes meets with Springfield and Sherman families every day who have stories like these: Jean’s Story Jean and her husband, Jerry, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Jerry has always managed their money, but Jean is concerned he is showing signs of dementia. There have been a few errors with […]

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