Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
September 1, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Who is that hiding behind Tom Tresh?

  Stories of sorting through George’s stuff after he died. My dad was a stamp collector who focused on plate blocks (the corner of a sheet, normally four stamps with […]

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June 15, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Fathers

We all have them and this Sunday we celebrate them. It’s the stories that go with them that make them the legends they are. I think a dad’s two major roles […]

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October 27, 2016
by William Spear

Stories from a Cubs Family – Let’s Go Cubs!

Last night the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series game since 1945! Let me repeat that…last night the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series game since 1945!!! As […]

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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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May 27, 2016
by Theresa Spear

Food Memories: Liver Roll Appetizer

    One of Charlotte’s dear friends, Liz Long, who passed away April 11, 1999 made this version of a pate’ roll whenever she attended an event at Charlotte and […]

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June 9, 2014
by William Spear

Keeping Traditions Alive

Most families have holiday traditions. Grandma’s green beans… grandpa’s silly jokes… Mom’s potato soufflé. How do we make sure these traditions last throughout the generations? One way is by explaining […]

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May 26, 2014
by William Spear

Important Reminders

I started wearing an Air Force wristband when my brother, Captain Nick Spear, is deployed.  My wristband says, “Air Force” and “Freedom Isn’t Free”.  I don’t wear this because I […]

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December 24, 2013
by William Spear

Reflections on Christmas

As we approach Christmas, I think about our tag line of ‘Celebrating a Life’ and realize that we need to be more conscious of doing that every day with our […]

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

— N. & J.A.

Thank you everyone for all the help and kindness you have shown me and my family!  May God bless you all!

— L.E.

When both of my children were unexpectedly born still (just two years and two days apart) I was devastated. I didn’t know where to begin the process of laying my […]

— M.M.