Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
February 6, 2019
by Jeff Spear

George Spear’s St. Louis Cardinal Contract

My dad, George, was one of the most fanatic, loyal Cub fans one could ever meet. During the very lean years, it was honestly difficult to attend a game in […]

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December 19, 2018
by Jeff & Theresa Spear

Duke’s Oatmeal Cake

This Thanksgiving, Theresa was in charge of desert for dinner at Will’s home. Rather than opting for a traditional pie, she went with a gluten free option that pairs very […]

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October 23, 2018
by Jeff Spear

Black is the new Gold

A common comment over the last decade has been about some color replacing black as the cool, in, trendy, sophisticated color. It usually refers to fashion as in the phrase, […]

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October 20, 2018
by Jeff Spear

Woodstock, Carl Wilson, Irish Setters, Sha Na Na…just what are you talking about?

We just got home from dinner out and I was listening to 70’s rock and roll on the radio when one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard came […]

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October 8, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 4

The final significant pieces of Lincoln memorabilia that we have displayed in the Lincoln Room are newspapers associated with the assassination, the funeral in New York City, and ultimately the […]

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September 23, 2018
by Deb Brandt

The final chapter is not the whole story

Depression, mental illness, addictions, personal challenges…there are many reasons someone might choose to end their life. Sometimes there are clues that someone is considering this decision. Sometimes people receive all […]

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September 21, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 3

This installment of our ‘tour’ of the Lincoln Room at Hansen-Spear will focus on memorial cards and mourning badges that George acquired while pursuing his hobby of stamp collecting.  The […]

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August 27, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 2

I will continue with my series about the collection of artifacts in ‘The Lincoln Room’ at the funeral home by focusing on several envelopes from the 1860’s that my father, […]

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August 20, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 1

If you have not visited the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, I would encourage you to do so. It is a wonderful collection of authentic memorabilia and vignettes on Lincoln’s […]

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July 10, 2018
by Deb Brandt

Summer Traditions

Summer traditions were big in my extended family. We were fortunate to share a lake cottage – a place where we gathered with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, brought friends […]

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Thank you for the wonderful information in regards to grieving/healing.  What a wonderful way to minister to families after the loss of a loved one.

— K.F.

…treating you like family and went out of their way to help ease the pain.

— S. V.

Mother had slipped from us for months.  Her appearance at the funeral home was amazing.  She looked like she did years previous.

— D.M.