April 24, 2011

Jennifer L. (Griess) Spady

Jennifer Lynn (Griess) Spady, 37, Lincoln, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, after a long struggle with cancer.  She was born on April 26, 1973, in Henderson, Nebraska to Morris and Talitha (Huber) Griess.  Jennifer grew up in Sutton and graduated from Sutton High School in 1991.  She married her husband, Scott Lee Spady, on November 7, 2009. 

Jennifer enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.  She was a devoted, loving wife and mother and was very proud of her three sons.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Scott L. Spady; sons, Colby, Austin and Myles Dawe of Bee;  parents, Morris and Talitha Griess of Sutton; grandmother, Marie Huber of Sutton; brother, LaRoy Griess of Sutton; sister, Sandra Dunning and her husband Paul and their daughters, Hannah and Brianna, of Doniphan, as well as many dearly loved aunts , uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends and other relatives.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her grandparents, Martin and Esther Griess, and Gideon and Verna Huber.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home. 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 S. 84th Street, Lincoln, with Pastor John Kunze officiating.  A reception at the Messiah Lutheran Church will be held immediately following interment at Fairview Cemetery in Lincoln. 

Condolences or personal reflections may be sent to 5120 NW 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68521 or online at


  1. Gone but Not Forgotten

    You were so full of life,
    Always smiling and carefree,
    Life loved you being a part of it,
    And I loved you being a part of me.
    You could make anyone laugh,
    If they were having a bad day,
    No matter how sad I was,
    You could take the hurt away.
    Nothing could every stop you,
    Or even make you fall,
    You were ready to take on the world,
    Ready to do it all.
    But God decided he needed you,
    So from this world you left,
    But you took a piece of all of us,
    Our hearts are what you kept.
    Your seat is now empty,
    And it’s hard not to see your face,
    But please always know this,
    No one will ever take your place.
    You left without a warning,
    Not even saying good-bye,
    And I can’t seem to stop,
    Asking the question why?
    Nothing will ever be the same,
    The halls are empty without your laughter,
    But I know you’re in Heaven,
    Watching over us and looking after.
    I didn’t see this coming,
    It hit me by surprise,
    And when you left this world,
    A small part of me died.
    Your smile could brighten anyone’s day,
    No matter what they were going through,
    And I know everyday for the rest of my life,
    I’ll be missing you

  2. Our prayers go out to her family and many friends. Pains come and go, but the lives she touched will last forever.

  3. We are deeply saddened to hear of Jennifer’s passing. Our condolences to her family and friends. We had the pleasure of getting to know Jennifer when she babysat our little girls when she was in high school. I always knew she would make a wonderful mother, our prayers go out to her boys. May the Lord comfort you as He holds her in His embrace.

  4. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Spady family at this difficult time.

  5. Many prayers and thoughts to family and friends.I am so sorry….

  6. I’m very sorry for your loss. My sister in law died from breast cancer at age 32 leaving behind three children. I hope that the love of friends and family will bring you comfort and the love of God bring you peace of mind.

  7. We are deeply saddened to hear of Jennifer’s passing. Our condolences to her Family and Husband Scott…


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