July 11, 2013


Florence Vincent, 96, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Beth Harbaugh officiating. Burial will be at Lanesboro Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Lampe Funeral Home.

Florence DeEtta Clark Vincent was born in Lake City, Iowa, on April 17, 1917 to Clarence "Floyd" Clark and Mabel (Holm) Clark of Yetter. She attend Yetter Wildcat Country School through eighth grade and graduated from Lake City High School in 1935. She received her normal training teaching certificate June 1, 1935. On Oct. 30, 1935, Florence married Carl Leroy Vincent. They moved to the Lanesboro area and began a farming career.

Florence was active in Lanesboro United Methodist Church and Lake City Union Church. She taught Sunday school, was a member of the Joy Circle and became an elder.

Florence is survived by five of her six children: Gene E. (Loa Dawn) Vincent of Carroll, Iowa, Karen (James) Best of Sioux Falls, S.D., Mary Lou (Richard) Schreiber of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Patricia (Dale) Janssen of Goodyear, Ariz., and Steven E. Vincent of Lake City, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; son, Paul; sister, Virginia (Clark) Allen; brother, Melvin Clark; and one great-granddaughter, Rachel Best.