Blog Archive

How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season

At Staab Funeral Homes, we’ve been helping our neighbors in the Springfield and Sherman areas navigate the difficult emotions associated with losing a loved one for more than a century. Over and over again, we’ve witnessed firsthand just how heartbreaking and devastating the aftermath of losing a loved one can be — and we also […]

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8 Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays

Countless songs and poems praise the holiday season as one of the happiest times of the year, though this is hardly the case for everyone. People who have recently lost a loved one may be dreading the winter months. Our compassionate staff at Staab Funeral Home is here to offer some help for our neighbors […]

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How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special

Our staff at Staab Funeral Homes agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps.  A three-gun volley firing by service members. Staab Funeral Homes has a long history […]

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How to Choose a Funeral Home

Selecting a funeral home isn’t something many Sangamon County families think about – until a need arises. Our caring team at Staab Funeral Homes understands that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time We’re here to help our neighbors in Springfield, Sherman, and the surrounding communities in […]

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Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our Staab Funeral Homes staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.” In our own lives and through hearing stories from others, […]

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Our Family Serving Yours

Family-owned businesses, such as Staab Funeral Homes build their reputation by delivering on their promises. For the Staab family, this means surpassing expectations as we serve our neighbors in Springfield and Sherman. Our family has owned and operated Staab Funeral Homes for more than 80 years. We realize our neighbors throughout the Springfield and Sherman area trust our expert […]

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Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?

For many families in Springfield and Sherman, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more open, public funerals as loved ones near and far gather to cry and laugh, linger, and reminisce. […]

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How to Help a Grieving Loved One

Grief hits every person differently. It can manifest itself in anger, isolation, depression, and many other unexpected emotions. As you support someone who has lost a loved one, it is important to know how to help them during this difficult time. Our care team here at Staab Funeral Homes knows that when you try to […]

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What Happens to Social Media Accounts When a Loved One Dies?

It’s a question our staff is hearing more and more often these days at Staab Funeral Homes: “My sister/aunt/friend has died, but their social media is still active. What can I do to turn it off?” Others have asked us what will happen to their own posts, photos, and videos after they die. Certainly, these […]

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4 Tips for Sorting Through a Loved One’s Belongings After Death

Families who come to Staab Funeral Home from all around Springfield and Sherman often tell us that one of the most heartbreaking moments of losing a loved one is returning to an empty home filled with memories and possessions. Organizing items that have been collected over the decades is a daunting but necessary task, and […]

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Meaningful Ways to Honor a Veteran

Throughout our many years of serving Springfield and Sherman families, our staff at Staab Funeral Home believes this: There is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. For us, it’s one way to say thank you to those brave men and women who give so much to protect our American ideals of […]

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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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