Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

About Us

Hansen-Spear Building 2017

For nearly 90 years Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors have served the families of Quincy and its surrounding communities. We help families of all faiths and cultures “Celebrate a Life Well Lived” with affordable and personalized burial and cremation services.

Our mission is to provide compassionate care and impeccable attention to detail for every family we serve. We can assist families with planning simple funeral or memorial services or elaborate celebrations. We offer encouragement and hope to surviving family members with an emphasis on supporting the path to grief recovery by continuing to reach out with resources long after the service is over.

We encourage you to utilize the resources we have compiled on our website or if you would like to talk to us directly, please call us at 217-222-4907 where we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  You may also reach us via email us at staff@hansenspear.com.

Why Choose Hansen-Spear?

We understand that by choosing our funeral home, you are placing your trust in us to handle affairs for you at life’s most vulnerable moment.  Our commitment to you is that we will do everything in our power to provide an affordable yet personalized experience with empathy.  Every detail will be handled with the care and respect that you and your family deserve.

Helping people is not just a job to us, it’s our way of life. We promise to help you and your family to the utmost degree, whether you choose simple or elaborate arrangements. We are honored that you have seen fit to select us, and we will do our absolute best to earn the trust you have placed in us.

Continual Follow Up

Our commitment to you does not stop once the services are complete.  We continue following up with families by sending grief information shortly after the service as well as in anticipation of the one year anniversary of a death, normally a very emotional time for survivors.  We host a holiday grief support event in December as well as sending “Holiday Help” books to assist families get through their first Thanksgiving and Christmas following a loss.

Community Service

We are also committed to being a force for good within our community. Our staff spends hundreds of hours of personal time and tens of thousands of dollars yearly helping local non-profit groups serve people. Hansen-Spear has an annual car wash to raise money for the Blessing Breast Center. We sponsor at least one performance a season with the Quincy Community Theatre. We provide countless monetary donations or Chicago Cubs baseball tickets or memorabilia to a wide variety of charity auctions benefitting youth groups, sports, arts, educational or health related endeavors. Our values, instilled by our founders long ago, demand that we all give back to this community in whatever way we can.

Car Wash Fundraiser | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

Grief Education

We also stand at the forefront of grief education, sponsoring specialized speakers for the Quincy Teachers’ Conference and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as making presentations to nursing students and active health care professionals. Our online grief resources are the most extensive and updated collection available, and are accessible 24 hours a day.

Click Here to visit our online Grief Resources.

We Are Green

Hansen-Spear has always prided itself with green recycling practices and composting. In addition, we have planted over 4500 trees through the Lofty Oaks Association in memory of loved ones lost, and have had numerous trees added to our property and on Maine Street to “Rebuild The Canopy.” This year was our initial Earth Day celebration where we gave away tree seedlings and showcased local food coops. We recently expanded into offering Green Funerals, and are a partner provider with aGreenerFuneral.org.

Helping people is not just a job to us, it’s our way of life. We promise to help you and your family to the utmost degree, whether you choose simple or elaborate arrangements. We are honored that you have seen fit to select us, and we will do our absolute best to earn the trust you have placed in us.

Click Here to learn more about Green Funeral options.

The staff was very caring and patient with us in our time of sorrow.

— C. W.

I can’t say enough about the Spear’s experience.  It was professional all-the-way.  Even the follow-up has been more than expected.

— S. S.

Even though, I know it is their business to be helpful and pleasant, this family goes above and beyond – they always seemed genuine.

— L.L.