Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
January 22, 2016
by Molly Schulte, RN

Following My Calling

I have always believed that we all have a calling.  Sometimes it’s very loud and [...]
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December 17, 2015
by Theresa Spear

Spear Family Cooking: Hawaiian Pork

Happy Holidays! Welcome to another Spear family cooking story. I have this recipe my boys [...]
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November 16, 2015
by Sandy Ayre

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

I am not known for my cooking. It’s true. There are many stories of Sandy-Surprise […]

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October 8, 2015
by Rachel Cramsey

LIVING Proof: A Survivor’s Story

I am LIVING proof that self-breast exams can save lives. At the age of 33, […]

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September 30, 2015
by Will

Living Losses

Since the beginning of August, the lives of my friends and family have been sprinkled […]

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August 20, 2015
by Will

Finding the True Legacy Left Behind

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Psalm […]

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July 23, 2015
by Will

The Lone Wolf

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a […]

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July 22, 2015
by Will

Spear Family Cooking: Jeff’s Spring Pasta and Kale

I came across a recipe in Pathfinder magazine that looked like a nice, refreshing and […]

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July 8, 2015
by Brother Ed Arambasich

How has your loved one claimed you?

Hello readers and may God bring you his peace and joy! I was reading James […]

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June 29, 2015
by Sandy Ayre


I was struck by something so simple, and so obvious the other day, I hadn’t […]

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This was a very difficult time for us…Will, Jeff, Theresa and George Spear were so […]

— J.C.

When both of my children were unexpectedly born still (just two years and two days […]

— M.M.

The caring and love given to me throughout the whole experience.

— F. H.