Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
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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July 11, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Just Do Something

As I was listening to Lou Simon on Sirius radio Saturday, I learned about the history of a song that I always liked growing up. It was Hugh Masekela’s ‘Grazing in […]

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June 15, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Fathers

We all have them and this Sunday we celebrate them. It’s the stories that go with them that make them the legends they are. I think a dad’s two major roles […]

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This was a very difficult time for us…Will, Jeff, Theresa and George Spear were so kind, wonderful and supportive to the family.  We will always be grateful to them.

— J.C.

The staff make you feel as if you were family.  They seemed concerned with our feelings.

— M.B.

On behalf of myself and my sister, I wanted to thank you very much for all your help when we were organizing our brother’s funeral.  Your attention to detail and […]

— J.P. & R.M.