Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
July 28, 2017
by Jeff Spear

The Biebs, Bobby and the Bible

  Last week I got a news alert that Justin Bieber was banned from appearing in China, no doubt much to the dismay of teenage Chinese girls. Every decade or […]

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July 11, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Just Do Something

As I was listening to Lou Simon on Sirius radio Saturday, I learned about the history of a song that I always liked growing up. It was Hugh Masekela’s ‘Grazing in […]

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July 27, 2016
by Jeff Spear

God Only Knows

‘God only knows.’ It’s been said for years as an exclamation of uncertainty.  It also is a 50 year old song written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. It […]

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July 14, 2016
by Jeff Spear

“More Cowbell” or “Don’t Fear the Reaper”

40 years ago, while I was in college, my fraternity normally held it’s weekend party on a Friday night so we could all gather in the lounge on Saturday to watch the ultra-popular new […]

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October 31, 2014
by Jeff Spear

A song that tugs at your heartstrings

Theresa and I had the distinct honor of meeting Vince Gill last week in Nashville while attending the National Funeral Directors Association Annual Convention. He was with a group of […]

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June 4, 2014
by William Spear

Nature’s Music – Walking Wind Meditation

One of the things I have been doing for my health is a lot of walking. The spring wind – some days brisk, and some days warm and gentle.  Here […]

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April 4, 2014
by Jeff Spear

Fifteen Best Rock and Roll Songs for a Funeral

Theologian Martin Luther wrote, “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when weary and sick.”  We all know the value of […]

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Hansen-Spear treated me with the same gentleness they would for family. It was a comfort to use a home that has served this town and our family for generations. Jeff, […]

— C. S.

…treating you like family and went out of their way to help ease the pain.

— S. V.

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.