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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 bookstore, 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 customers. Neighbors telling neighbors about a positive experience. Locals who recommend products or […]

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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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How the Changing Seasons Impacts Grief

“Every May, my mom helped me plant a garden. She died last fall and I tear up even thinking about shopping for flowers without her.”  “When the weather would warm up, my grandpa made his famous BBQ chicken just about every weekend. Now that he’s gone, even the smell of a cookout makes me sad.”  […]

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My Loved One Said, “No Funeral.” What Should I Do?

This is an issue we hear about time and time again at Staab Funeral Homes: What should I do when my loved one made it clear he or she does not want a funeral or memorial service? What your loved one may be thinking is this will help the family by saving them time and […]

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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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