Marilyn L. Vincent


MUNCIE [mdash] Marilyn L. Vincent, 84, passed away at her residence in Muncie, Indiana, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, following an extended illness.
She was born on Monday, Jan. 8, 1934, in Neodesha, Kansas, the daughter of the late Donald and Helen (Ginest) Curt. Marilyn taught for 10 years in Kansas City public schools, earned a BA in Music Education from the University of Kansas in 1955, followed by an MA in Music Education at the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. at the University of Kansas in 1970.
Marilyn moved to Muncie in 1971. She was the coordinator of undergraduate studies for the School of Music at Ball State University. Marilyn was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and served as the choir director for 20 years. She enjoyed playing piano, traveling, entertaining and playing games.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Vincent; stepsons, Bill (wife, Deanna) Vincent and Mark (wife, Cheryl) Vincent; brother, Jim (wife, Sharon) Curt; sister, Carol (husband, Paul) Enos; sister-in-law, Donna Kay Kohrs; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (husband, Darian) Beard, Andrew James Williamson, Brent (wife, Kori) Williamson, Evan (wife, Lauren) Williamson, Elizabeth Vincent, Geordan Williamson and Joshua Vincent; three great-grandchildren, Teddy Williamson, Isabella Beard and Hailey Beard; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie, 4800 W. Bradford Drive, Muncie, IN 47304, with Pastor Seth Carrier-Ladd officiating.
Jim would like to extend his sincerest gratitude to the people who have cared for Marilyn over the years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie; the Jim and Marilyn Vincent Music Education Scholarship Fund, c/o Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; the Marilyn Curt Vincent Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Elm Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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