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Jewel Kent

Jewel Kent

Friday, March 31st, 1950 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Jewel Kent, 69, of Scottsbluff, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Her memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020, at First Christian Church in Scottsbluff with the Reverend Nona S. Hodder officiating. Private family inurnment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be made to the Festival of Hope.

Jewel was born March 31, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up, attended schools and graduated from high school in Chicago. She attended secretary training at Fox College in Chicago. She then worked for Illinois Central Railroad.

Jewel married James Kent in 1983, in Chicago. They lived in Richton Park, Illinois before moving to Scottsbluff in 1985, where they lived for two years, while Jim worked in hospital construction. They then lived in Dover, Delaware; El Paso, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; returning to Scottsbluff in 1991. Jewel did secretary work several places in Scottsbluff, retiring as an Executive Secretary for the Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska after 10 years of service.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking and her pet dogs.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; children, Kimberly (John) Beilfuss of Houston, Texas and Brent (Christina) Van Dyk of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jon Beilfuss, stationed in the United States Navy in Japan, Lauren Beilfuss of Houston, Jacob Holt of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kaitlyn Van Dyk of Dayton.

Jewel was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Jewel (Radius) VanderWeit.
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    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 11:00am
    First Christian Church
    2102 Avenue A
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    Reverend Nona Hodder


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Kim Beilfuss

Posted at 03:05pm
Miss you, Mom!! :(
Always with me though.

Dixie York

Posted at 06:12am
With deepest sympathy,
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Kim Beilfuss Posted at 03:03pm

That's so nice!!

Michael Brown

Posted at 07:30pm
To Brent and Family, my condolences and many prayers to your family.
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Barbara Beezleyey

Posted at 09:47pm
Jim, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely wife. Jewel and I were friends when we both worked at CAPWN. She was always ready to help me when needed. We exchanged Christmas greetings for a while after I moved to Cincinnati 5 years ago, but then lost touch. Love to you and your family!

Bev Haver

Posted at 08:18pm
To Jewel's family. My heart sank when I saw Jewel had passed away. We became close friends while working at CAPWN. I enjoyed her friendship and we tried to keep in touch after we no longer worked there. We kept saying we were going to have lunch one day, but life got in the way. Her name comes up on my phone calendar each year for her birthday so I can pray for her. She will be in my heart this Tuesday as she would of celebrated her 70th. May God bless her soul! Bev Haver

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