Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
May 1, 2016
by Jeff Spear

Greek Easter – Christos Anesti!

“Christos Anesti!” “Christ is Risen!” Most people know that the Spear family heartily embraces our Greek heritage. Since my grandfather Spear (Spyropoulos) emigrated to the United States in the early […]

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April 13, 2016
by Deb Buehler

Speak, if you are able

In my role as a certified funeral celebrant and grief educator, I am often in the unique position of walking with families through the process of planning a funeral, memorial […]

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March 28, 2016
by Anne Rupert

Orange Date Scones

I found a scone recipe in my mother's recipe box as we have been going through the items from their house.  The recipe is from my aunt, my mother’s sister.  [...]
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March 18, 2016
by Jeff Spear

Thoughts on My Grandfather’s Suicide (and suggestions for others)

  Last week we celebrated on Facebook the 85th anniversary of my grandfather, Harry G. Spear, becoming a citizen of the United States. What we neglected to celebrate was his […]

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February 22, 2016
by Will

Recharging Yourself

As we are still early in 2016, I have been juicing and thinking of ways to stay healthy through the winter and into the rest of the year.  I have been […]

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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 clear, and sometimes it’s a quiet whisper and you can’t make out all of the [...]
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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 and their wives love.  It is called Hawaiian Spareribs.  I should say that was the name before [...]
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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 renditions of recipes that I thought I could ad-lib. Recently, I’ve come to realize the […]

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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, it would have been at least 7 more years before I would have had my […]

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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 with losses, changes and transitions, both wanted an unwanted. Relationships have ended. Separations and divorces […]

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The staff was very kind. I would expect nothing less from Hansen-Spear.

— C.M.

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.

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful services you and your organization provided for our family, in the passing of my mother. She looked beautiful in her resting […]

— G.O.