Janette (Bean) Vincent was born on February 21, 1932 in Hampshire, IL and died peacefully on January 28, 2022 in Bellevue, MI. She was the youngest child of Earl and Margaret (Petrie) Bean, and the sister of George Bean and Peggy Gross. Growing up in Hampshire, IL Janette spent time on the family farm. She was a 1948 graduate of Hampshire High School.
Shortly after high school, she met the love of her life, Keith Vincent and they married in 1952. When she married Keith she gained two sisters-in-law, Barbara Vincent and Cynthia (Larry) Uhrie that were very special to her. After their wedding they moved to Battle Creek, MI where she lived for the rest of her life. In 1954 Keith and Janette welcomed their first son, Bruce (Patricia), and in 1957 their second son, Thad (Bernadine) was born.
The family spent much of their summers in Grand Haven, MI boating and spending time with friends at North Shore Marina. Janette was an avid quilter and loved to sew. She made many beautiful pieces for herself, family and friends. She also loved making rugs on her loom from the family farm, reading, and baking. She was famous for her delicious poppy seed bread. Janette also loved sharing these hobbies with her grandchildren as she taught them each to sew and bake.
Janette was the grandmother of Bruce's daughter Amanda (Keith) Crozier and son Scott (Stephanie) Vincent, as well as Thad's daughters Emily (Tad) Murphy and Laura (Kyle) Coia. Seeing Janette with her great-grandchildren was a joy to everyone around as she got a special sparkle in her eye as she held the babies. She was the great-grandmother of Audrey and Adler Crozier, Grace and Owen Vincent, Lareyna Coia and Aria Murphy. She also had many nieces, nephews and friends that were very important to her. Janette treasured her family and was quite the family historian and keeper of all things related to her family history.
Janette was also a true lover of God! She was very active in her church (Sonoma United Methodist) until her later years and her faith was very important to her. One of her last gift requests was an early Christmas present of a large print Bible so she could continue to read scriptures when the smaller print became difficult.
A celebration of life service will be held on July 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Historic Charlton Park. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services. www.henryfuneralhome.org