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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 2019-10-30T09:29:48-06:00

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 2019-10-23T11:56:09-06:00

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! 2019-10-15T16:09:06-06:00

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! 2019-10-14T16:52:48-06:00

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 2019-10-02T10:00:49-06:00

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 2019-09-25T13:37:21-06:00

9th Annual Paws to Remember

9th Annual Paws to Remember   On Sunday, September 22nd Baue Pet Services held their 9th Annual Paws to Remember Remembrance Program at St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Despite the rain, we gathered with the community and remembered our furry friends who are no longer with us.  The program included a reading of pet names by Manager of Pet Services, Kim [...]

9th Annual Paws to Remember 2019-09-23T09:52:40-06:00

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 2019-09-20T15:53:45-06:00

Quiet Rooms: Employee Self-Care 

Quiet Rooms: Employee Self-Care   On August 23, 2019, we had a grand opening for the Quiet Rooms, which are located at our Cave Springs location. We toured the Quiet Rooms and even got to enjoy some ice cream!  Self-care is vital in order to remain at our best for the families we serve. We care [...]

Quiet Rooms: Employee Self-Care  2019-08-23T15:42:56-06:00

15th Annual Healthy Living Fair!

15th Annual Healthy Living Fair! On August 13th, Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory, & Cemetery along with their Silver & Gold 65+ Club held their 15th Annual Healthy Living Senior Fair at the St. Charles Convention Center sponsored by Markell Estate Planning and Elder Law and the St. Charles Senior Citizens Advisory Commission.  Over 1,000 seniors from St. Charles [...]

15th Annual Healthy Living Fair! 2019-08-22T13:55:41-06:00

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 2019-07-25T09:42:53-06:00

Elvis: Return to Sender Luncheon!

Our Silver & Gold 60 & Better Club jammed out with the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley at our Elvis: Return to Sender Luncheon on July 16th, 2019!  We dined and danced at The Christy Banquet Center, sponsored by SSM Health!  We noshed on Elvis’ favorites: fried catfish, meatloaf, salad, and mashed potatoes!  In addition [...]

Elvis: Return to Sender Luncheon! 2019-07-16T15:49:35-06:00