Margaret Luella Deines of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away on December 5, 2022. She was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on August 4, 1938, to Ray and Bertha Stowell (Hewitt). She grew up in Scottsbluff and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1957.
Luella was the 10th child of 5 brothers and sisters. She worked as a Candy Striper at the Scottsbluff Regional Hospital. She then met the love of her life, Leland Leroy Deines, and they were married on July 1, 1959, in Bridgeport, Nebraska.
They soon moved to Rawlins, Wyoming, where 5 of their children were born (Rusty, Cheryl, Shelly, Kevin, and Karen). In 1964 they moved to Sidney, Nebraska, where their 6th child (Mark) was born. They had 6 kids within a five-year period. During that time Luella worked at a mouth guard factory for a couple of years. But her favorite job was taking care of her children. In 1975, Lee and Luella and their six children moved to Gordon, Nebraska, to start their own business, Lee’s Flooring. They have lived here ever since.
Luella’s big passion in life was her husband, Lee. Their strong love and compassion for each other was inspiring. She always put other people’s needs ahead of her own. She loved spending time with her family. Whenever there was family gathering, there was always a baby in her arms.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Bertha Stowell, nine of her siblings, Kathryn, Myrtle, June, Florence, Bill, Bob, Jack, Dorothy, Bert and their spouses, and her grandson Chad Lee Glassgow. She has also lost numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is survived by her husband Leland Deines, brother Gene Stowell, sister-in-law Alby Forquer, sons Rusty Deines, Kevin Deines, Mark Deines, daughters Cheryl Deines, Shelly Thompson, Karen Glassgow, sons-in-law Dave Thompson and Chuck Glassgow, 26 grandchildren David Deines, Dawn (Joel) Eberle, Darcy (Richie Goll) Deines, DeeAnn (AJ) Wells, Tory Deines, Sara Deines, Jewel Deines, Jacob Deines, Bobby (Bridgette) Thompson, Beau Deines, Amy (Jake) Janssen, Marty (Abby) Glassgow, Megan (Chad) Hofkamp, Casey (Tifanni) Glassgow, Trent (Carol Beebe) Deines, Kyle Deines and Jesse Deines, 22 great-grandchildren, and a myriad of nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Memorial services were held Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:00 am, at the Church of God in Gordon, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for medical expenses for Luella’s great-granddaughter, Addaline Glassgow, and donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 , Gordon, NE 69343.