James W. “Jim” Vincent

Memorial services for James W. “Jim” Vincent, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Vincent officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

 Mr. Vincent died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.

 He was born May 11, 1935, in Lawrence, the son of John and Frances Smith Cole.  At age 16, he was adopted by his stepfather, V. Jack Vincent.

 Mr. Vincent lived most of his life in Lawrence, and was involved in a variety of ventures and touched many lives over the years.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

 He married Elizabeth A. “Betty” Allen on May 24, 1959, in Lawrence.  She survives of the home.

 Other survivors include two sons, J. Warren Vincent and wife Virginia, McKinney, Tex., and the Rev. Dr. Michael Vincent and wife Kathryn, Norfolk, Neb.; a brother, Charles “Bud” Vincent, Baldwin City; a stepsister, Sally Burgess, Seal Beach, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Jim, Bill, Abbie, Sam, and Debbie Vincent.

 The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

 Memorials in memory of Mr. Vincent can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Messages & Condolences

From Chuck and Yvonne Hedges...


We returned home from a family reunion in Minn. last night and just caught up on our papers this morning. Of course, we were shocked to read of Jim’s death. Please accept our deepest sympathy. I so wish we could have been here for the funeral.

Chuck and Yvonne

From Shari Tannahill...

Aunt Betty,

Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Shari, Dave, Matthew & Shaun

From Paul “Butch” Rogers...

Betty, Mike, Warren & brother Buddy
If the world ever had a rating for the “ultimate salesman”? Jim, just like his stepfather “Jack” would have to be in the top 1% catagory. “Selling Ice To The Eskimos” could be overrated when it came to Jimmy’s salesmanship!
They better lookout up above because a great father, great family man & “Mr. Salesmanship” is heading your way!
All The ROGERS Family from the “Old West Hills Neighborhood”
Love & Condolences, Paul “Butch” Rogers

From Richard & Virginia Short...

Betty our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. With heartfelt sympathy.

From Stewart Family...

Betty, Warren, Mike, and Family,
Losing a loved one is never easy and leaves a gaping hole in one’s heart. I know there is enough love in the Vincent Family to help fill the hole. Please know Uncle Jimmy is in a better place and is by now making Great Aunt Alice blush with one of his jokes. You sincerely have our family’s condolences and prayers.
Mason, Jennie, Emma, and Reilly

From Ron and Ellen Nealeigh...

We were so sorry to hear of your loss.

We are praying for God’s grace, comfort and peace to be with you during this difficult time. May God be very close to each of you.

Please know that many people are lifting you up and walking with you as you grieve the loss of Jim.

From Barbara Swadley Wilson...

I remember Jimmy taking me to the movies in Lawrence for my birthday one year, while I was visiting Aunt Clara. Sure made me feel grown up. Also, Joe & I enjoyed Jimmy’s visits in Wichita. He was my favorite cousin. May the Lord bless and keep you all safe and comfort you as he does me.

From Martha Swadley Stacy...

To “cousin” Jimmy’s family. Even though we have lost touch over the years, I fondly remember playing with my twin sister Mary & cousin Jimmy and Buddy – Cowboys and Indians behind their Grandmother Smith’s home, up and down the gullies in Lawrence – it was a fun time for all. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Fondly, Martha Stacy

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