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Lola Jean (Riley) Vincent

Born: Wed., Jun. 27, 1923
Died: Mon., Apr. 20, 2020

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Lola Jean (Lovey) Vincent

Lola Vincent, 96, went home to the Lord on April 20, 2020. Beloved by her family and many friends, her passing leaves us heartbroken.

Born June 27, 1923 in Hinckley, OH, ten minutes after her twin sister, Lela, she was the sixth of seven children born to Winifred and Julian Riley. She graduated from Parma High School, married and had two children, Thomas Clayton and Janneen. While living in Athens, OH, she helped found the Child Conservation League. After her marriage dissolved, she moved to Akron, OH, and met and married William (Bill) Vincent, whom she loved for the rest of her life.

A woman of many talents, she worked for the Bomber Plant during WWII, lost track of her age for a while after fudging her birthdate to get a job as a switchboard operator, and found her career when she went to work as the manager of Polsky’s beauty salon. That stepping stone lead to her becoming an Executive for Seligman & Latz, where she earned the President’s Award twice and became the first woman Vice President in her field. After she retired, she served on the St. Thomas Hospital Women’s Board for over 30 years

She enjoyed sewing, golfing, home decorating & design, and spending time with friends and family. She loved singing, with a voice that could bring you to tears or break glass, depending on her mood. She had a charitable and generous heart, matched by countless benevolent acts. She was a member of the Gyro Club, Akron Woman’s City Club and Silver Lake Country Club, and a devout parishioner of St. Frances de Sales Parish.

Lola is preceded in death by her husband Bill, sisters Ahlene and Lela, brothers Corwin, Burton, and Gordon, and granddaughter Teresa. She is survived by her brother Clayton, her children Tom Schleicher (Laurie), Janneen Slenn (Rick), David Vincent (Linda) and Jean Wykoff, her grandchildren Cindy (Greg) Wilmoth, Pam (Jerry) Roberts, Mandy Lamont, David (Colleen) Vincent, Nicole (Pat) Bray, Ford (Amy) Wykoff, Julie Wykoff, Brett (China) Wykoff, great-grand children James Schleicher, Jimmy Moffit Jr., Jordan Chillik,  Molly, Ellie, and David Vincent, and Kennedy and Beckham Bray, and great-great grandchildren, Hailie, Aiden, and Paityn Schleicher, Leland Moffit, Abigail and Leo Wykoff.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced for a later date.


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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Brenda Carano
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
What great loss she meant so much to me . She was such a wonderful and funny person and I loved her so much . Love you Brenda Carano

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