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Meryl B. Vincent, age 85, of Oakfield Township, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 17, 2012 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The daughter of Carl Otto & Lula Beth (Riches) Nielsen, she was born on Jan. 31, 1927 in Pine Township. A 1945 graduate of Greenville High School, Meryl worked as a secretary at the former Gibson Refrigerator Company, and was a member of Ashley Baptist Church.

On June 14, 1963, at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, she married Duane Vincent, who survives, along with their two children, Barry & Kate Vincent of Arkansas, and Penny & Lyle Fales of Greenville; four grand children, Collin & Stephanie Vincent of Denver, Gavin & Nicole Vincent of Denver, Holly Specht, and Samantha Specht, both of Greenville; as well as many friends. Meryl was preceded in death by her son, Danny, in 1965.

Meryl loved traveling, southern gospel quartets and board games, especially Scrabble and Skip-Bo.

Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, at Ashley Baptist Church, 10463 Belding Road (Highway M-44 West), Belding, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Dr. David A. Oliver, pastor of Ashley Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will take place privately at Spencer Mills Cemetery near Lincoln Lake.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to Ashley Baptist Church will be available at the church. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Mrs. Vincent’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, place visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Anonymous on August 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

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    08/20/2012 –

    Dave Yaw

    Duane Penny and Barry,

    So sorry to hear of Meryl’s passing. She lived her life in a way that assures she is in Heaven. Thinking of you during this difficult time.


    08/20/2012 –

    sharon plumb

    My prayers and sympathy go out to the family.Meryl was a very nice person and a great neighbor. will be well missed.


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