Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
December 27, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Long lost Hansen family relatives

I received a very interesting email the other day. It was from Dr. Frank Hansen from Bonstrop, in Northern Germany (near Flensburg).  He was working on his family history and […]

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December 9, 2017
by Rev. Steve Disseler

Frozen: Holiday Grief

Each Christmas season, like the first, has a complexity that represents the many dimensions that are part of life’s wholeness: good and bad, joy and sorrow, failure and triumph.  But […]

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November 2, 2017
by William Spear

Cheesy Potatoes – Charlotte’s Christmas Tradition

Ten years ago today (Nov. 2, 2007) we lost our mom/grandmother, Charlotte Spear. We still miss her here at the funeral home and at family gatherings, but know that she […]

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October 10, 2017
by William Spear

Homemade Applesauce

If you have never made or tasted homemade applesauce, you are missing out.  Applesauce is not a hard thing to make, but you do have to allow plenty of time […]

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September 10, 2017
by Theresa Spear

Herbs, tomatoes, peppers & petunias in flower pots

Jeff and I love our bit of gardening, and many of the plants are in pots and raised gardens.  It is part of the evolution of gardening at our home. […]

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September 1, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Who is that hiding behind Tom Tresh?

  Stories of sorting through George’s stuff after he died. My dad was a stamp collector who focused on plate blocks (the corner of a sheet, normally four stamps with […]

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August 27, 2017
by William Spear

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

  “Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Remember me to the one who lives there She once was a true love of mine” Scarborough Fair […]

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August 17, 2017
by Theresa Spear

It’s Tomato Harvest Time!

Actually, at our home, we have been harvesting cherry tomatoes for a couple months, and now the Roma, Heirloom and bigger tomatoes are ripe.  We grow enough to make soup […]

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August 16, 2017
by Jeff Spear

What You Need to Know to STOP a Suicide

  I will not claim to be an expert on this topic, but thought this would be a great time to address it since several things coincidentally happened all at […]

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July 28, 2017
by Jeff Spear

The Biebs, Bobby and the Bible

  Last week I got a news alert that Justin Bieber was banned from appearing in China, no doubt much to the dismay of teenage Chinese girls. Every decade or […]

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From the time I entered Hansen-Spear, I was greeted by the staff and they were very nice and considerate. I really felt touched by love and warmth. Hansen-Spear is rated […]

— K. H.

They felt our sorrow.  This was not just a job to them.  They cared!!

— S. S.

No-one else could have possibly done this as well as Hansen-Spear.

— L.S.