|Jeff Spear (View Bio)||Theresa Spear (View Bio)||William “Will” Spear (View Bio)|
|Brian Durante||Kevin Rankin||Jon Wintheiser|
|George H. Spear (View Bio)||Terry Cliningsmith||Hazel Mills|
|Mike Oberdahlhoff||Ron Harris||Roger Schwengel|
|Everett Jackson||Mike Liesen||Carol Carlson|
Retired: the late Joe Tegeler, Con McNay, Brian Heinze, the late Roger Veach, the late John Burns, Jennie and LaDon Johnson, John Meyer, John Maxwell, William Sparrow, Bob Genenbacher, Carolyn Witsken, Don Wilper, Jerry Whitney, Scott Swigart.
Since graduating as the valedictorian of his class from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois in 1979, Jeff Spear, the son of George and Charlotte Hansen Spear, has provided integral leadership of the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Growing up in Quincy, Jeff attended Quincy High School and then Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio graduating Magna Cum Laude. During high school he was a member of the QHS Blue Devil Basketball Team and co-founder of the “Athletic Supporters” pep group and while in college became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
Jeff is a former member of Luther Memorial Church serving on its governing board, and with Theresa giving children’s sermons for more than 20 years in church. He became a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church and is active in many community endeavors with leadership positions with the United Way , Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Mart Heinen Club, QU Board of Trustees, State Street Bank Board, Herman Lodge #39 A. F. & A. M., Quincy Jaycees. He was elected to the QHS Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000.
Theresa Powers Spear is a native of Quincy, Illinois, attending Notre Dame High School. She earned an associate’s degree in biology from John Wood Community College in 1978 and was a 1979 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She married Jeff Spear in Quincy, in June of 1978. A passion for art led her to complete a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree in studio art from Quincy University in 1996.
She was a member of Quincy Junior Women’s Club, Quincy Women of Today/Jacyettes, and the St. Mary Hosptial Guild, and is a member of Quincy Service League, Quincy Women of Today/ Jacyettes, St. Mary Hospital Guild, the Great River Watercolor Society, QSFA board and the Quincy Art Center where she served as president from 1995-1997 and taught printmaking classes. When they aren’t working, she and Jeff enjoy travel. Theresa also relishes quiet time at home where she puts her creativity to work creating meals for friends and family as well as artwork. She shows her art work at the Granite Bank Gallery in Quincy.
With Jeff, Theresa is a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church, and a former member of Luther Memorial Church, its church council, and was chairman of the Children’s Christmas Program from 1987-1992. For more than 20 years she and Jeff have given children sermons at Luther Memorial Church and recently at Hope Lutheran Church.
Jeff and Theresa Powers Spear have two sons – William (Will) joined the business in 2007. Nicholas who is a captain and pilot in the United States Air Force currently stationed near Sacramento, California, at Beale Air Force Base. Nicholas has served his country with tours of duty in Iraq and Kuwait.
Following family tradition, Will joined the corporation in 2007 after completing his degree at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He graduated from Quincy Senior High School in 1999 and was a 2003 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. In May of 2012 Will married Dr. Kristin Lynne Kanoy at St. John’s Anglican Parish in Quincy.
Will attends St. John’s Anglican Parish where he serves on the vestry and as Treasurer.
He continues the family traditions by being the third Spear to be a past chairman of the QHS Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament (2009 and 2010), is a member of Quincy Noon Kiwanis and a supporter and volunteer at Horizons Social Services – serving in the soup kitchen. Will supports military charities and in 2010 organized the Military Care Package collection drive and coordinated the creation of the Tri-State Troop Support military care package collection in 2011 and serves on the Salvation Army Thrift Store Committee.
Instilled in Will across the generations of his family is a commitment to community service. He desires to inspire others to be involved in supporting community charities, so he created the Hansen-Spear GIVE BACK program featured on this website. The community charity contest invites participants to nominate their favorite charity on the Hansen-Spear Facebook Page and Blog. The organization receiving the most votes on the GIVE BACK Blog each month receives a gift of $100.
In retirement, George Spear remains active and can often be found at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. He is a 1955 graduate of the St. Louis College of Mortuary Science and became a partner in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in 1962.
His influence is felt in the business and across the community as he was actively involved in many Jaycee projects receiving the Distinguished Service Award in 1962. He served on YMCA campaigns and building campaigns, is a member of St. James Lutheran Church serving on the church council and has been head usher for many years. He is also a member of the Quincy Rotary Club where he is a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotary Benefactor, is a member of the Quincy Country Club and of Quincy Blue Devil Sports Hall of Fame and Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. An avid QHS Blue Devil basketball fan, George is a long time member and former chair of the Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament Committee.
In 2004, George and Charlotte received the Mississippi Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award, and he was honored by the Girls Scouts in 2010 for community service. Known for his charitable nature, if an organization needs funds George either gives them or helps get them.
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