Mrs. Ruth Elinor Vincent died October 28 in Raleigh after a short illness. She was 87. She was in the care of the Transitions LifeCare hospice when she died. Mrs. Vincent is survived by her two sons: Richard Scott Vincent of Cary and Thomas John Vincent of Winston-Salem; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Stevenson Vincent of Winston-Salem; a niece, Kyle Roll of North Chesterfield, Va.; and a nephew, Kurt Roll of Apollo Beach, Fl.
She was pre deceased by her husband, Robert Emery Vincent and a sister, Marian Roll.
Mrs. Vincent was born on October 26, 1927 in Three Rivers, Michigan to Charles Weiss and Edna Van Schoiack Weiss. After graduating from high school in 1945, Mrs. Vincent attended Michigan State University, graduating in 1949. After college graduation, Mrs. Vincent broke new ground as she began a career in newspapers, a predominantly male-dominated field at that time. As a pioneering journalist in the early 1950s, Mrs. Vincent covered a wide-range of stories and features as a reporter for the Detroit News. On March 9, 1957, she married Mr. Vincent, retired from her career and dedicated her life to raising a family. In 1983, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent moved to Raleigh. Mrs. Vincent enjoyed volunteering for the Wake County Public Library at the North Regional Branch.
Mrs. Vincent, nicknamed “Toby”, was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, friend and neighbor. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15 at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Meals on Wheels of Wake County, P.O. Box 37639, Raleigh, NC 27627 or Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.