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Karen Kaessen

Karen Kaessen|Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IL.

Karen Sue Kaessen, age 55, of 1308 So 18th, Quincy, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 2:15 pm in her home . Karen was born November 30, 1958 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Wayne Edward and Carol Sue Hempelman Kaessen. She was a graduate of St. James Lutheran School and the Quincy Senior High School class of 1976. Some of Karen's favorite jobs were driving a stacker at Gardner-Denver, running a printing press at Colt, bartending at … [Read more...]

Evelyn Marie Troth

Evelyn Marie Troth|Hansen-Spear Funeral Home-Quincy, IL.

Evelyn Marie Troth, age 88, of 418 Washington, Quincy, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 5:00 am in Sunset Home. Evelyn was born June 26, 1926 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Opal Ward Smith. She married John Carl Troth on December 22, 1951 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1979. Evelyn was raised by her sister Florine Fitch from the time she was a young child. She volunteered for 20 years at the Red Cross … [Read more...]

Shirley A. Thornton

Shirley A. Thornton | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illionis

Shirley A. Thornton, age 79, of 823 So 5th Street, Quincy, died Friday, November 21, 2014, in her home. Shirley was born December 30, 1934 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Myron and Mary Helen Katharine Williams Altgilbers. She attended Franklin School and Quincy High School. She was owner of the Expressway Blues Tavern for over 30 years, and owned the Midway Tavern for 10 years. Shirley loved to read and do crossword puzzles. She always … [Read more...]

Harold Lloyd Bowen

Harold L. Bowen | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, Illinois

Harold Lloyd Bowen, age 79, of Quincy, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 6:40 am in his home. Harold was born June 19, 1935 in Timewell, Illinois, the son of Marion Albert and Gladys Pearl Martin Bowen. He married Diana Lou Perry on May 22, 1982 in Quincy, Illinois. She survives. He attended Quincy High School. Harold was employed for 23 years as a supervisor for Motorola. He was also a co-owner of Bowen Builders until 2001, and was a … [Read more...]

Frank Ruder

Frank Ruder | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IL

Frank K. Ruder, age 83, of 1601 S. 24th St. Apt. 515, Quincy, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 8:15 am in Good Samaritan Home. Frank was born May 23, 1931 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Frank C.and Elsie Schneeberger Ruder. Frank was a 1949 graduate of Quincy High School. After graduation, he went on to further his studies at the University of Illinois. After his first two years of college, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he … [Read more...]

John McClean

John McClean | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IL

John W. McClean, age 87, of Quincy, went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 1:40 p.m. in Sycamore Healthcare Center. John was born May 30, 1927 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Ray, Sr. and Hazel Marie Cray McClean. On June 24, 1950 he married Betty Whaley in Immanuel Baptist Church, Quincy. She survives. John was a charter member of Lighthouse Baptist Church for 33 years. He worked for Chanen Auto Supply, soon after he … [Read more...]