Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
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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May 20, 2015
by Sandy Ayre

Stop! Smell the Flowers

I find Monday mornings heavy. I work on an inpatient intensive palliative care unit with 23 beds. Each morning we arrive to work, and have a team report, where we […]

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April 1, 2015
by William Spear

My Patients Are My Reward

I have said for a long time that I didn’t choose hospice, hospice chose me.  I had been drawn to helping people at the end of life, beginning when I […]

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November 12, 2014
by William Spear

Follow Through: The Blessing Hospice Grief Program

The end of life can be an ambivalent time for most family members, full of mixed emotions among family members and sometimes even contradictory feelings within yourself.  There may be […]

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August 26, 2014
by Hansen-Spear

Questions to Ask Hospitals and Hospices

Caring for an ill loved one is one of life’s difficult tasks. There are so many decisions to make; it can seem impossible to know what’s best. One day he […]

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June 30, 2014
by Kerri Henderson

Butterfly Moments 2014

When people ask me what I do for a living I say that I am a Blessing Hospice nurse and I wait for the reply that follows. The usual response […]

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May 6, 2014
by William Spear

Some Common Questions I Have Been Asked As A Chaplain

What a blessing it is to be able to meet with people who are at that crossroad in their lives and they are facing the end of their life here, […]

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January 22, 2014
by William Spear

Musical Relief 2014

As a new staff member to the Blessing Hospice & Palliative Care team, I have been spending a lot of time learning from my more experienced and incredibly knowledgeable team […]

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August 23, 2013
by Christie Campbell, R.N.

Why I am a Blessing Hospice Nurse

When people think of hospice, many different things come to mind. Sometimes the word hospice casts a dark shadow, and no one wants to talk about it. For me as […]

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August 6, 2013
by Maureen Hill

The Butterfly Effect

As I stood at the top of the hill watching over 500 people release butterflies at the Quincy “Butterfly Moments” this summer, it was overwhelming to say the least. What […]

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Hansen-Spear made a very uncomfortable loss in our family more easy to accept and cope with. Been to other funerals and these guys are way ahead of the game. Top […]

— J.M.

Jeff was so patient beyond belief with Dad and extended family when planning the funeral for “hours.”

— M.

Most of our arrangements were by phone at the onset, and everything was done very well upon our arrival to town for services.

— V.G.