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Dr. David B. Drennan

Dr. David B. Drennan, age 85, of Quincy, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:25 p.m. in Blessing Hospital.

Dr. David Drennan | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILHe was born on November 6, 1932 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Dr. George L. and Marjorie Black Drennan. On July 21, 1962 he married Jane H. Hessler in Webster Groves, MO. She survives.

He was a 1950 graduate of Jacksonville High School. Dr. Drennan served in the U.S. Naval Reserves during the Korean War from 1952 until 1953. He graduated from Grinnell College in 1956 and from Saint Louis University Medical School in 1960. He worked as a physician at Quincy Medical Group for 45 years until his retirement in 2004. Dr. Drennan was a Diplomat for the American Board of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

In his spare time, Dr. Drennan enjoyed gardening, working in his yard, traveling, and fishing.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three children: Thomas L. (Leesa) Drennan of Farmington, MO; Kathryn L. (James) Carver of Quincy; and John D. (Shelly) Drennan of Brighton, CO; and three grandchildren: Megan Drennan of Moberly, MO; Emilee Carver; and Drennan Carver, both of Quincy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dr. James A. Drennan.

Memorial Service: a private service will be held at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Disseler officiating.

Visitation: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or American Cancer Society.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  1. Sending sincere sympathies to Kathy and the Drennan family. I have fond memories of working for Dr. Drennan at Quincy Clinic and I had been a patient of his as well. I appreciated his expertise and care. Rest in peace.

  2. Jane and family, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Dr. Drennan. I enjoyed him so when we planned the vacations together and then later I would see him at the bank. Always had a kind word. He made me smile. Thanks for sharing him. Tammy Britt (Clow)

  3. KATHY, our time on earth is so short, the time is now, to reflect on the many memories that you had with your Dad. Maria & I have you in our thoughts & prayers. GOD’S SPEED.

  4. To the family of Dr Drennan
    Dr Drennan was one of the best Drs in Quincy and such a gentleman. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Sorry to hear about Doc Jane, my sympathy to you and your family. I remember the limited time we had playing golf years ago but recall those times fondly. Again our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  6. Kathy I’m so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  7. I always enjoyed working in surgery with this kind and respectful man. He’ll be missed! My sympathy to his family.

    Former surgical RN at Blessing Hospital Surgery Dept.

  8. So very sorry for your loss
    Remember Dr Drennan, and he was so nice to work with! My sympathies to you all.

  9. May you rest in peace. You was a great doctor. God bless your family and may he comfort them. RIP DR. DRENNAN

  10. He was a great man. Saved my grandson’s life. Special place for him in Heaven. My sympathy to his family.

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