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5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead

5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead   Why do families choose to plan ahead? Just about everyone comes to me with a slightly different reason but the benefits of pre-planning boil down to these 5 things:   Protecting Your Family During Their Grief Financial and emotional decisions that would burden your family later are [...]

5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead 2020-03-09T15:46:14-05:00

National Eating Disorder Week

National Eating Disorder Week   Monday was the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and it runs through March 1st. 30 million people will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime, and less than 30% of those people will seek treatment. Many times, treatment is a financial luxury that many cannot afford. Time [...]

National Eating Disorder Week 2020-02-28T08:43:48-06:00

The Death of a Celebrity

The Death of a Celebrity   The Kobe Bryant Tragedy The Kobe Bryant tragedy has been a topic of discussion in social media, television, and at the grocery store checkouts or dinner tables around the world for a little over a week. Whether you are a Lakers fan, love the game of basketball, or care [...]

The Death of a Celebrity 2020-02-04T16:00:36-06:00

Why Prearrange Your Funeral?

Why Prearrange Your Funeral? “I don’t want my family to have to deal with this.” Having two kids, this reason resonates with me deeply when it comes to looking at the future. For our families, we do our best to make decisions that will protect, enrich and better their lives. One of the most important [...]

Why Prearrange Your Funeral? 2020-02-03T11:48:34-06:00

12 Days of Christmas Silver & Gold Luncheon!

12 Days of Christmas Silver & Gold Luncheon! We celebrated our Silver & Gold Holiday Luncheon in style at The Christy Banquet Center sponsored by Villages of St. Peters and Villages of St. Peters Memory Care! Our theme was 12 Days of Christmas, and the costumes did not disappoint!  We danced to the music of [...]

12 Days of Christmas Silver & Gold Luncheon! 2019-12-10T15:19:04-06:00

32nd Annual Holiday Remembrance 

32nd Annual Holiday Remembrance     We held our 32nd Annual Holiday Remembrance Programs at each of our funeral home chapels to honor our communities’ loved ones.  "It is truly an honor helping families through their grief journey this holiday season with our name reading and beautiful candle lighting ceremonies," stated 4th generation John Baue Devaney.  The four programs were [...]

32nd Annual Holiday Remembrance  2019-12-09T21:16:49-06:00

Why We Place Flowers on Graves

Why We Place Flowers on Graves   Placing flowers on loved ones’ gravesides in cemeteries is a custom observed by many cultures. It is a tradition that has been expressed as far back as the Stone Age.  With the holidays just around the corner, let’s take a look at where this practice came from.    History  Previously [...]

Why We Place Flowers on Graves 2019-10-30T09:29:48-05:00

Teddy Talks: Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Teddy Talks: Dr. Alan Wolfelt On Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd, I attended one of North America’s leading grief counselor and author Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Community and Professional Seminars at Bogey Hills Country Club. Dr. Wolfelt spoke about the importance of self-care, describing the six important needs of mourning, and the bill of [...]

Teddy Talks: Dr. Alan Wolfelt 2020-01-29T12:50:49-06:00

Boo! Silver & Gold Club Halloween Luncheon!

Boo! Silver & Gold Club Halloween Luncheon! We had a spook-tacular time with our Silver & Gold 60 & Better Club at our Halloween themed luncheon! We did the Monster Mash with Scott Laythem and Carl “Trickee” Holmes at the Christy Banquet Center, sponsored by Fairwinds River’s Edge!  We devoured on some scrumptious ghoulish food We even had prizes for the most festive Halloween costumes!  Check out the [...]

Boo! Silver & Gold Club Halloween Luncheon! 2019-10-15T16:09:06-05:00

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off!

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off!   On October 11th, 2019, Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory, & Cemetery held its 2nd Annual Community Churches Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival at St. Charles Memorial Gardens!  This year, local celebrity judges from Community Strong, St. Charles County Ambulance District, Cottleville Fire Rescue & Outreach, and Central Fire Rescue picked the winning [...]

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off! 2019-10-14T16:52:48-05:00

Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays The holiday season is typically full of joy and love, everyone looks forward to them all year long. However, when you lose someone you love, you may find yourself being torn between wanting to be joyful and yet dreading the reality of the holidays without your loved one.  With this in mind, we [...]

Grief and the Holidays 2019-10-02T10:00:49-05:00

5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead

5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead   Why do families choose to plan ahead? Just about everyone comes to me with a slightly different reason but the benefits of pre-planning boil down to these 5 things:   Protecting Your Family During Their Grief Financial and emotional decisions that would burden your family later are [...]

5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead 2019-09-25T13:37:21-05:00