Blog Archive

5 Tips for Helping Grieving Teens

Grief is overwhelming at any age, but the death of a loved one can be especially tough for teenagers, who are already dealing with the ups and downs of adolescence. Our staff at Staab Funeral Homes has a lot of experience planning funeral arrangements with families, and we realize trying to make sense of death […]

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The Many Ways We Create Meaningful Cremation Services

Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. Staab Funeral Homes has been serving Sherman and Springfield families for nearly 100 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more families choosing cremation over that time. We’ve also noticed that even […]

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Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But, one way we can express our gratitude to our loved ones is through preparing a farewell that […]

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Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Staab Funeral Homes comes in. We know a meaningful tribute brings a great deal of healing, […]

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Is a Funeral Worth the Hassle and Expense?

When a loved one dies, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a funeral or memorial service. The details, the cost, and the emotional investment may seem to add more stress to an already difficult situation. At Staab Funeral Homes, we know it’s extremely important to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one. […]

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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 Advice on Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Our Staab Funeral Homes staff has accumulated over 400 years of licensed experience walking through difficult times with those in our community. This includes having conversations with children about illness, tragedy, and death. When Sherman and Springfield families walk through our doors, they depend on us for encouragement during challenging moments; right now is no […]

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5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine

All across Springfield and Sherman, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Here at Staab Funeral Homes, we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated from family, friends, and neighbors. You may be home […]

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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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