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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The service arranged at the gravesite was awesome since it was all the way to Rockton. Jeff and Theresa Spear drove Grandpa up personally and that meant a great deal […]

— G.A.

This was our first direct experience with a funeral home/director.  While I must admit it was not an easy time, it was made much easier by the patience and understanding […]

— G. M.

Will, Thank you for all your help, kindness, and expertise.  Everything was perfect!  Mom would have been very pleased.

— M. H. & D. N.