Janis E. Vincent
Janis E. Vincent
  • October 18, 1928 - September 20, 2017
  • Binghamton, New York

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Janis E. Vincent, 88, of Chenango Bridge passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert & Elsie (Patrick) Edgerton; husband, Frederick W. Vincent; sister, Nancy E. Leggett; and great granddaughter, Justine. She is survived by her daughters, Patsy & Tom Jones, Mary & Scott Gibbs, Debi & John Bridges and Sandy Vincent Firmstone & Tony Godley; grandchildren, Brandon & Lexi Firmstone, Brittni & Kevin Hancock, Steven & Brandy Bridges, David Bridges & Caroline McColl, John & Jessica Bridges Jr., Cindy & Mike Olivier, Annette & Brian Smith, Suzie Bridges, Rick Jones, Chris Jones, Sarah & Michael DiFabio; great grandchildren, Briana, Gabi, Xander, Bella, Ayden, Nathan, Daniel, Selina, Anthony, Theresa, Allysa, Julian, Jayden, Chris, Nick, Kaitlyn, Kevin, Stephanie, Gretchen, Leanna, Celine, Alexis, Layla, Banks, Brenna, Kyleigh. one niece, Bonnie Bowyer, nephews, Jim Elmore & Jack Elmore; special friends, Jean Hoople and several neighbors. Janis was a graduate of North High and City Hospital School of Nursing in Binghamton. She had a full career as an RN. She was the head nurse at Reese Hospital in Gardner, Kansas and worked at Chenango Bridge Medical Group for Dr. Jean Smith among others and as an anesthesia nurse for Dr. Michael Fidler, Oral Surgeon. Her hobbies included camping, traveling, bowling, playing the piano and she was an avid bingo player and enjoyed listening to the Barbershoppers sing, especially the Southerntiersmen. She was an active and dedicated member of the Ogden Hillcrest United Methodist Church and managed the Thrift Shop for many years. She was a 40+ year member of the Beulah Rebekah Lodge #115 of the International Order of Oddfellows. She held many offices in Beulah Rebekah Lodge including Noble Grand. NYS offices include, Chief Matriarch and Grand Marshall in the Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, Past Assembly Marshall and Past President of the NYS Ladies Patriarch Militant and received the Decoration of Chivalry. The family will receive friends today, Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 4-7 pm and a Rebekah service will be held at 4:30 pm at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson, NY, 13901. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. A private burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Odgen Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1060 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 or Beulah Rebekah Lodge #115 C/O Charlene Rightmire, 223 Main Street, Apalachin, NY 13732, or a charity of the donor's choice.