Janice Hardy Vincent, 88, of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019 in her home.
She was born on September 12, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of George and Dorothy (Mulberry) Haynes. Mr. and Mrs. Haynes both passed away when Janice was very young and she was later raised by Frank and Cora Mulberry and later step-mother, Grace Mulberry.
Janice graduated as class valedictorian from Mt. Auburn High School. She married Warren Vincent on August 20, 1950 in Mt. Auburn. Warren preceded her in death on March 27, 2003.
Janice spent many years at home raising her 5 children and working alongside her husband on the family farm. Later in life she worked as a clerk for the Illinois State Police. She previously attended the Mt. Auburn United Methodist church and was an active volunteer for the School of Light and Kids R Kids organizations. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and made many items for her grandchildren throughout the years. One of her greatest joys was her annual fishing trips to Minnesota, a tradition began by her grandfather. The annual trips have continued throughout the years and she was elated that the family continues the tradition.
Janice is survived by her children: George Vincent of Mt. Auburn, Dan Vincent of Taylorville, Glenn Vincent (Beth) of Mt. Auburn, Jo Ellen Mahr (Gerry) of Mt. Auburn, and Jane Bliler (Mike) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Lee Mateer (Keri), Megan Scales (Matt), JoBeth Vincent (Juan Cerda), Jessica Reber (Jake), Eric Vincent, Hugh Mahr, Hannah Mahr, George Vincent, and William Vincent; great-grandchildren: Ellee, Emlyn, Eileen, and Eloise Mateer, Marston Scales, Jonathan and Cameron Reber, Harper and Carmen Vincent; sister: Anna Jo Brooks of Davis, California; uncle: Clements Seils of San Clemente, California; sister-in-laws: Mary Elliott (Harry) of Mt. Auburn, Dorothy Moffett of Taylorville, and Dixie Vincent of Mt. Auburn; cousin: Vicky Mulberry Coccoluto of Winchester, Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step-parents; aunt: Sally Seils; and cousins: Albert and Pike Mulberry.
Mrs. Vincent will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rocky Rogers officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Janice, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.