Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
June 29, 2016
by Steve Johnson

Teen Pregnancy and Addiction: Why Suicide Becomes a Concern

An alarming number of pregnant teenagers continue to use drugs or alcohol. Sadly, substance abuse and a life-changing event (such as teen pregnancy) are also risk factors for suicide. According […]

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June 15, 2016
by Deb Buehler

She forgot who she was…

I’ll always remember a friend sharing her experience of losing someone to suicide. She spoke of her friend with love and compassion. She spoke of the excruciating mystery it is […]

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March 18, 2016
by Jeff Spear

Thoughts on My Grandfather’s Suicide (and suggestions for others)

  Last week we celebrated on Facebook the 85th anniversary of my grandfather, Harry G. Spear, becoming a citizen of the United States. What we neglected to celebrate was his […]

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August 14, 2012
by William Spear

25 Tips for Suicide Survivors

When you are grieving the suicide loss of a loved one, your emotions can run high and low from one moment to the next.  You are in turmoil and have […]

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

— M.

Mr. Durante at Hansen-Spear was understanding, knowledgeable and very comfortable to work with when I was planning the prearrangement for my mother. At the time she passed away, Mr. Durante […]

— M. J.

I can’t say enough about the Spear’s experience.  It was professional all-the-way.  Even the follow-up has been more than expected.

— S. S.