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Irene Vincent

October 31, 1923 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 97)

Obituary

Irene (Greenlee) Vincent was born October 31, 1923 to Thomas and Viola (Sapp) Greenlee in Humeston, Iowa. She grew up eight miles south of Humeston and went to school in a one room country school house.  After graduation, she attended Simpson and Drake University to get her Bachelors in teaching. Irene taught in many places, her first teaching job was in a one room country school. She also taught in Humeston, Des Moines and finally Williamson where she retired in 1988. She was a loving and caring teacher to all the children.  When she retired, one of the teachers had the children make blocks for a quilt and they presented it to her on retirement day.  It was one of her precious moments of being a teacher. Irene was a long time member of the Church of Nazarene in Chariton, Iowa.

On June 12, 1958, she was united in marriage to Verne Vincent at Des Moines, Iowa.  In this wonderful marriage came three children, Barbara, Beverlee and Jeff.  Her children and family were very important to her. 

Every year she would have a huge garden and Irene would can all her produce for her family.  She was a devoted mother and always made sure her children were taken care of.  Irene loved to quilt, and made  all her children and grandchildren a special quilt. After her retirement, Verne and Irene traveled to so many places, including China and Ireland just to name a couple.

Irene Vincent, 97, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Lucas County Health Center in Chariton, Iowa.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (Dick) Conway of Monnett, MO, Beverlee (Tim)  Max of Portland Oregan  and Jeff (Jeanne) Vincent of Granger Iowa. Also survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Viola Greenlee, siblings, Donald Greenlee, Florence Helen Kelly. On line condolences may be left at www.fieldingfuneralhome.com.

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 1, 2021

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fielding Funeral Home
227 S Grand
Chariton , Iowa 50049

Funeral Service
Monday
November 1, 2021

1:30 PM
Fielding Funeral Home
227 S Grand
Chariton , Iowa 50049

Interment following funeral service
Monday
November 1, 2021

Russell Cemetery
East Smith Street
Russell, Iowa 50238

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