Wilma Ruth Vincent, 86, of Holliday, MO passed away at her home October 18, 2020. Wilma was born April 2, 1934 in rural Audrain County, Thompson, MO, to Fred and Clara Smith Gibler.
She attended grade school at the Pine School in Audrain County, the Jacoby School in Monroe County and then the Madison School also in Monroe County.
Wilma married John Henry (Pat) Vincent on October 19, 1952 in Moberly, MO. The couple moved to Pat’s farm in rural Holliday, MO and following his death on August 12, 1960, she continued to live on the farm and raise their four children. She rented the farm out to her brother Earl until her eldest son Henry graduated from high school in 1976. Henry then took over the rental of the farm and Wilma continued to live and work beside him on the family farm for the remainder of her life.
Wilma was a hard worker, and after her husband passed, she raised their four children by herself. She always had a garden and some livestock she tended. She enjoyed doing embroidery work when time permitted. Wilma was a gifted seamstress and made most of the clothing for her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Wilma and Pat had four children, Nelda Vincent Long, who preceded her in death November 5, 2010; Janice Vincent Davis (Randy) who resides in Holliday, MO; Henry Vincent, of Holliday; and Fred Vincent, who preceded her in death March 29, 2018. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Barnes and Ruby Miller; two brothers, Frank Gibler and Roy Gibler.
In addition to her children Janice and Henry, Wilma is survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; siblings, Earl (Marilyn) Gibler, Madison, David (Linda) Gibler, Madison, Nelson (Michelle) Gibler, Centralia, Doris (Russell) Taylor, Centralia, Margie Kitchen, Callao, Marion (James) Hancock, Madison, and Carla (Mike) Green, Callao; extended family and friends.
Services for Wilma will be Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.