Jean Leis (Margaret Jean Hynd Leis), 78, Scottsbluff

Jean Leis (Margaret Jean Hynd Leis), age 78, of Scottsbluff, died Sept. 5, 2013 at Golden Living Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Sept. 11 at 10 a.m., at Berean Bible Church, with Pastor Don Mathis officiating. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:0 0 a.m. at Berean Bible Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Don Mathis officiating. Cremation will follow the service. A private family inurnment will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

She was born February 11, 1935, in Blossburg, Pa., to James Robert Hynd and Margaret Matilda Schultz Hynd. She received her early education at public schools in DuBois, Pa., and graduated from DuBois High School. She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill.

She married Jacob Leis Jr., on June 19, 1955 in Torrington, Wyo. They were married for 26 years.

Jean was a charter member of Berean Fundamental Church, participated in the Foster Grandparents program, was a former member of Sweet Adeline's International, and enjoyed the Community Concert Program.

Jean loved music, reading, writing, traveling, scrapbooking, swimming, walking and gardening. She loved the simple pleasures of life. She loved children and stayed at home to raise her children and taught Sunday School, and Bible School. She worked as a cook in a daycare later in her life, and also as a secretary. Her goal in life was to serve her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She spent many years working as the church financial secretary, singing in the choir, and participating in Ladies' missionary activities. She was a member of "The Valley Voices" and also served a s Secretary for the Foster Grandparent Advisory Board. She dearly loved all of her friends and family. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: Her mother, Margaret Meyer; sister, Shirley Gibbs and husband, Jack; two brothers, Jim Hynd and wife, Marlene, Bill Hynd and wife, Bette. Her four children, Cheryl (Leis) Briggs and husband Timm, Karen (Leis) Welsh and husband Jerry, Jim Leis and wife Cynthia, and Jon Leis and wife Chris. She had 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and was anticipating the birth of two more. She also leaves behind many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and her nephew Darrel Clark.
She was born on February 11, 1935 in Blossburg, Pennsylvania to James and Margaret (Schultz) Hynd.

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