Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
November 19, 2016
by Jeff Spear

The Value of Sending a Card

One of the most frequently asked questions when someone dies is, “Is there anything I can do?” No one has ever come up with the single perfect phrase to help […]

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July 19, 2016
by Linda Stuart

When I Die, Please Do Something

In her dresser drawer, they discovered a hand-written note that read, “When I die, please do nothing.” She had just taken her last breath. And so began the distressing dilemma […]

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February 22, 2016
by William Spear

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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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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February 28, 2013
by Connie Palmer

A Child’s First Funeral

The last thing a parent wants to do is take their child to a funeral or viewing.  We instinctively want to protect our children from the reality of death, yet […]

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Hansen-Spear made every decision personal.  Special consideration for private viewing and concern for the family dog – this was both invaluable and memorable.  They followed up with on-going information and […]

— R. N.

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

— M. H. & D. N.

All was extremely professional.  From beginning to end we were treated with much respect.

— R. M.