Dorothy F. Vincent, 94, of Cambridge died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. John Vincent officiated and burial was in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Feed the Children of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The former Dorothy Nye was born in rural Osco on Sept. 5, 1914, and was the daughter of John C. and Florence (Elm) Nye. She was educated in Osco Elementary School and Cambridge High School, graduating in 1931. She married Sam M. Vincent on Dec. 3, 1934, in Cambridge, and they celebrated 57 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on June 24, 1992.
The couple farmed for forty years in Cambridge, Annawan, and Orion, retiring in 1973 and then moving to Cambridge in 1977.
Her memberships included Beulah Presbyterian Church of Orion, First Baptist Church of Cambridge, the Rock Island County Home Bureau, and Rock Island County and Henry County Farm Bureaus.
She enjoyed dancing, big band music, gardening, canning and reading. She especially enjoyed spending time with and caring for her family.
Surviving are a son-in-law and daughter, Art and Eleanor Rutherford of Frederick, Maryland; a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. John M. and Joan Vincent of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandchildren and their spouses, John D. and Melissa Vincent of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Ann-Louise Rutherford of Frederick, Maryland, and Melissa and Jason Bush of Alpine, California; one great-grandchild, Rebecca Ege of Frederick, Maryland; and a brother, Ray Nye of Hemphill, Texas.
Her parents preceded her in death.
The last six years of her life Dorothy especially took pleasure in the company and attention of her caretakers and other friends who cared for her needs: Mary Porter of Galva, Karen Redman of Cambridge, Earl and Diana White of Cambridge, Karen McKune of Cambridge, Don Woodbury of Cambridge and Jessica Anderson of Cambridge. The family thanks these friends and greatly appreciates all they did for their mother and grandmother. The family also thanks all the staff of Hillcrest Home for the care and concern they showed as they cared for Dorothy during the last six months.