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Personal Touches for an Unforgettable Tribute

Have you attended a funeral where you felt the family truly captured what made their loved one special? Maybe they had a treasured car or motorcycle parked outside of the funeral home. Maybe the person who died enjoyed a certain type of music and a live band played their favorite songs during the service. Our staff has […]

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Empowering Those at the End of Their Lives Through Preplanning

People can be a little unsettled by a discussion about death, but it’s so important that end-of-life discussions happen within all Springfield and Sherman families, as well as between a family or individual and a trusted funeral home. From our experience at Staab Funeral Homes, planning ahead can be particularly beneficial, mentally and emotionally for […]

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Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and planning ahead allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If for any reason, there could be confusion about the way […]

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How Art and Media Help During the Grieving Process

After losing a loved one, the pain and sorrow can be overwhelming. You might feel like there are no solutions; no ways to help ease the pain you feel. Our caring staff at Staab Funeral Homes understands that coping with the death of a loved one is no easy task. While everyone grieves in different […]

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How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home

Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of family have turned to a certain funeral home […]

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When Coping with Loss, Grief Has No Timetable

After losing a loved one, your life will be shaken up in a number of ways that you will have never imagined or expected. While families in Springfield and Sherman trust us at Staab Funeral Homes to be there for you throughout this entire process, we understand that it takes time to heal – and […]

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6 Tips for Supporting a Caregiver in Your Life

Beyond the many demands of assisting with a loved one’s healthcare, caregiving encompasses much more – especially with the additional stressors of the pandemic. Childcare responsibilities, help with schoolwork, and limited access to services have been heaped onto many – not to mention the general toll that caregiving can take over time. Caregiving is a […]

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Funeral Etiquette

At Staab Funeral Homes, we have heard many questions from the Springfield and Sherman communities about what is appropriate to wear and say at a funeral. Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. It’s a big reason why we provide personalized funeral services for families to explore in […]

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Finding a Support Network While Grieving

The death of a beloved friend or family member is one of life’s greatest challenges. Our staff at Staab Funeral Homes sees firsthand how a loss can turn the world upside down, creating unfamiliar feelings and unexpected reactions. Grief often affects a person physically, emotionally, and even spiritually, as they struggle to adjust to life […]

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Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work/family responsibilities and financial or health issues, and getting together for a funeral can prove to be very […]

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3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid

Time and time again, we hear from Springfield and Sherman families who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your own end-of-life tribute than you might […]

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Understanding the Cremation and Burial Process

Until a loved one dies, many families in Springfield and Sherman don’t know the extent of end-of-life options, including the details of cremation, traditional burial, and the selection of a final resting place. Our Staab Funeral Homes staff hears questions like, “Can we have a funeral even with cremation?” “Can we bury some of the […]

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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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