Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

50 Years Later – It’s OK to Cry

Today we celebrate Brent H. Morton, a 13 year old boy, who was tragically killed in a farm accident while mowing a field not for from his home in Paloma, […]

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July 3, 2016
by Jeff Spear

Thoughts about my father, the veteran…

Thoughts about my father, the veteran, on this 4th of July I always knew that my father was a veteran. He never told ‘war stories’ or such when we were young, […]

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October 31, 2013
by William Spear

Take a Day to be Nostalgic

Today, everything moves at a mile a minute. In an attempt to get things done, we rarely take time to reflect on our accomplishments and wonderful times we’ve had.   […]

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July 3, 2013
by William Spear

Grief & Guilt: Out of town when death occurred

Grief comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for each of us.  It is even different for us each time we lose a loved one. I was in […]

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April 3, 2013
by William Spear

Big Boys Do Cry

“Now stop that crying.  Big boys don’t cry.”  How many of you heard that while you were growing up?   Four years ago, I attended the funeral of a man who […]

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I always thought it was so odd when people remark how natural the deceased looks, but in Mom’s case, she did look beautiful and we have you to thank for […]

— M.

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

— C.M.

Thank you for your help and concern.  I’ll never forget sharing the passing with our dog.  The information brochures were a very real help.  Thank you for the memorial ree planting.  So […]

— R. N.