Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
October 20, 2018
by Jeff Spear

Woodstock, Carl Wilson, Irish Setters, Sha Na Na…just what are you talking about?

We just got home from dinner out and I was listening to 70’s rock and roll on the radio when one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard came […]

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March 8, 2018
by Jeff Spear

How big a mistake is not paying a $859 bill?

How big a mistake is not paying a $859.00 bill? It depends on what the bill was for. If it was to pay off a gambling debt, it might be […]

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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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Thank you for caring and all compassion extended to me, my sister and brother during my mom’s funeral…It is such a beautiful memorial that you give through the planting of an oak […]

— A. K.

Hansen-Spear arranged to have our dog (yellow lab) attend the graveside portion of the funeral. He and our dog were best friends. It meant so much to us!

— V.J.

Jeff and Will Spear were wonderful. Very caring and compassionate.

— W.G.