Blog Archive

Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must

The year 2020 is not going as planned. As COVID-19 travels across the globe, it is natural to feel heightened anxiety, disappointment, and stress. The coming days and weeks are unknown, and the unknown can be frightening. It’s important to heed local and national health guidelines, and practice self-care to make sure you are maintaining […]

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“Mommy, when is Grandma coming back?”— Explaining Death to Children

Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Springfield and Sherman families have approached our team at ­­­­Staab Funeral Homes over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex and emotional topic. In our work helping families plan funerals or memorial services, we’ve […]

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Should We Plan a Visitation?

Staab Funeral Homes have been part of Springfield and Sherman for over 80 years, serving area families for generations. When our staff sits down with a family to plan a funeral, there are many decisions that need to be made. One topic of discussion is whether to hold a visitation. Some families aren’t sure what […]

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How to Talk to your Parents About Preplanning

At Staab Funeral Homes, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more people in the Springfield and Sherman areas are planning their own funeral. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only are they taking the opportunity to express […]

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Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options

At Staab Funeral Homes, one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Springfield and Sherman families we serve, knowing how much a meaningful service can help their grief process as well […]

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Tips for Improving Your Life in 2020

Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2020 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of those who make resolutions manage to stick them for more than a […]

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4 Tips When It’s Time to Care for an Aging Parent

There is good news to share on the current health of our country: Americans are living longer than ever before.  With that news comes a caveat, in that longer life spans confront us with new, and often daunting, challenges…especially when it comes to caring for an aging family member. Sometimes, crisis strikes suddenly and responsibility […]

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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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