Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
August 17, 2017
by Theresa Spear

It’s Tomato Harvest Time!

Actually, at our home, we have been harvesting cherry tomatoes for a couple months, and now the Roma, Heirloom and bigger tomatoes are ripe.  We grow enough to make soup […]

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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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June 15, 2017
by Jeff Spear


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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April 26, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Our Japanese Maple/Mrs. Hansen’s Tree

  One of the landmark trees in Quincy has always been the Japanese Maple on the corner of 16th and State Street, in the front yard of the Hansen-Spear Funeral […]

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February 17, 2017
by Jeff Spear

We owe them our lives

“Lots of boys not grown up yet will owe their life to it.”  These words were spoken to a reporter by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer when discussing the atomic bomb that […]

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January 24, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Saving the planet one sleeve (or Fire) at a time

  I’m the guy who walks into Starbucks with a ‘used’ cup sleeve and asks the barista to reuse it.  This is one of my personal ways to help save […]

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I wanted to let you know how well you made Mom’s visitation and funeral go. I had been dreading this event, and from my first call to Theresa it was […]

— M.

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.

Hansen-Spear are caring people who continue to try to comfort people and celebrate lives, long after the funeral.

— E.B.