Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
September 23, 2018
by Deb Brandt

The final chapter is not the whole story

Depression, mental illness, addictions, personal challenges…there are many reasons someone might choose to end their life. Sometimes there are clues that someone is considering this decision. Sometimes people receive all […]

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August 16, 2017
by Jeff Spear

What You Need to Know to STOP a Suicide

  I will not claim to be an expert on this topic, but thought this would be a great time to address it since several things coincidentally happened all at […]

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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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You were always there for us, lending support, offering suggestions, and yet being unobtrusive. With appreciation to the Spear family — and their ‘crew’.

— C.M.

They provided excellent service at a very difficult time for our family.

— L. D.

The staff was very helpful concerning the service.  Will helped me immensely in planning the service.

— S. I.