Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Why should you plan ahead for your funeral?

Hansen-Spear Facilities - Arrangement Office | Quincy, IllinoisWe plan for almost every event in our life; vacations, weddings, starting a family. We even plan for things that might happen; fires, floods, accidents. It makes sense to do some planning ahead for a funeral.

Family members are living all over the country now. It can be frustrating to deal with government agencies. Finding important documents like a marriage license or honorable discharge can take time. Planning ahead can make a complicated task easier.

Planning ahead can protect your family. There are many decisions to be made, and arranging things ahead of time can spare your family unnecessary tasks at a difficult time.

Planning ahead can save money. Costs for everything go up. By making arrangements now, you can pay for things so your cost will not increase. This way your life insurance or estate funds can go directly to your family.

Planning ahead can make sure that you and your family receive government benefits. We can show you what social security, veterans’ administration, or state public assistance benefits can be counted on.

Planning ahead will give you peace of mind. You will know that all decisions are made the way you wanted them, and that things are taken care of.

Once you decide on Planning Ahead, you can fill out our online pre-planning form or download a pdf that can be printed and filled out.  This form gatheres basic information that will be used for both a death certificate and as the framework for an obituary.  This is a good first step when you deiced to start planning ahead for your funeral arrangements.

Fill out the Planning Guide Online
Online Planning Guide

Download our 4 page Planning Guide
Planning Guide Download

Why you should Plan Ahead with Hansen-Spear

  • Pre-plan with Hansen-Spear Funeral HomeYou can arrange exactly what type of service that you desire.
  • You do not pay on this plan forever, and can purchase our trust plan regardless of age or physical condition–unlike ordinary burial insurance.
  • Surviving members of your family will not need to make major decisions on the type and price of funeral service that you would have desired.
  • Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors will guarantee our services and merchandise with the accumulated interest in the funeral trust.
  • Your personal statistical information can be filed with Hansen-Spear even without a trust fund. It will be of prime importance when the funeral arrangements are made. There is no obligation to pre-pay.
  • Hansen-Spear can assist you in making your cemetery arrangements ahead of time to save you money.
  • You can call Hansen-Spear, day or night, and we will arrange for transportation of deceased loved one from anywhere in the United States.
  • Your funds can be transferred without losing anything if you move from this area.
  • Your funds are protected. If our firm ever changes, your trust will still be 100% insured and you cannot lose any money.

Recent Obituaries

  • Glenn Meyers:

    Glenn Meyers, age 68, of 102 E Main, La Prairie, died Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 6:01 am in Blessing Hospital. Glenn was born September 1, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, […]

  • Shirley E. Sawyer:

    Shirley Ellen Kestler Sawyer, age 83, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5:45 a.m. in Good Samaritan Home. Shirley was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on November […]

  • Greg Wathen:

    Gregory Alan Wathen, age 57, of Quincy, died Monday, December 10, 2018, at 3:10 pm in his home. Greg was born August 3, 1961 in Oak Park, Illinois, a son […]

  • Ruth A. Wilson:

    Ruth A. Wilson, age 79, of Quincy, died Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 7:25 a.m. in her home. Ruth was born November 23, 1939, in Quincy, IL, the daughter of […]

  • Michelle L. Crawley:

    Michelle L. Crawley, age 43, of Quincy, died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 10:41 am in Blessing Hospital. Michelle was born March 25, 1975 in Kirksville, MO, a daughter of […]

  • Dianne Kirsch:

    Dianne Kirsch, age 77, a lifelong resident of Quincy until last year, died on Thursday, December 6, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born on August 9, 1941, the daughter of […]

  • Jean Walton:

    Jean Walton, age 79, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:10 p.m. in Sunset Home. She was born March 30, 1939 in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of […]

  • Vivian Kirlin:

    Vivian Rose Kirlin, age 89, of Quincy, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 5:25 am in Blessing Hospital. Vivian was born January […]

  • Dr. Walter Davis Stevenson III:

    Dr. Walter Davis “Walt” Stevenson III, age 78, of Naples, Florida and Quincy, Illinois, died on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6:47 am in his home in Naples. Walt was […]

  • John B. “Jack” Mackenzie:

    Coach John Butler “Jack” Mackenzie went home to be with the LORD November 28, 2018 at 7:07 PM surrounded by family and friends who dearly loved him at Blessing Hospital […]

Hansen-Spear treated me with the same gentleness they would for family. It was a comfort to use a home that has served this town and our family for generations. Jeff, […]

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Thank you so much for your guidance and support during the past couple weeks.  You helped make a sad time very special.  Family and friends have truly made this experience […]

— R.B.

Words can’t express how grateful we are for all you and your staff have done for us at this difficult time.  You’are like a well oiled machine with every part […]

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