Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
March 14, 2018
by Deb Brandt

This is Us

In February, after the Super Bowl game my favorite television show had a special episode. All the other episodes led up to this pivotal part of the story. For weeks […]

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March 10, 2017
by Deb Brandt

Why attend?

My favorite teacher was Mrs. Crawley. She was my fifth grade teacher. And, although that was many years ago, her kindness stayed with me through the rest of my school […]

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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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I felt we were able to really celebrate her life so nicely with all your help.

— N. & J.A.

Special thanks for all the kindness you showed the morning Mom died. Words cannot fully express how much we appreciate all you did for us at the time of Mom’s […]

— J. B & M. B.

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

— M.B.