Margaret Lincoln BatesPublished 7:45pm Sunday, November 17, 2013
Margaret Lincoln Bates (Peggy), of Brick, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Brandywine Gables in Brick.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she grew up in Daytona Beach and lived many years in Sea Girt before moving to Brick 15 years ago.
She was a retired teacher, having taught at Manasquan High School for 22 years in the English department.
A collateral descendent of President Abraham Lincoln, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina and her M.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
She was active in her church and community. An elder and lay pastor at Manasquan Presbyterian Church, she also served for many years on the Monmouth Presbytery Council.
She was a moderator of her local Presbyterian Women and also a moderator of Presbyterian Women of Monmouth.
She served as president of Sea Girt Woman’s Club for two terms and as regent of Governor William Livingston Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her colonial ancestor was Stephen Lincoln of Petersham, Mass.
She was a member of Holly Club and Greenbriar Kiwanis Club.
Her husband, Thomas Edward Bates, predeceased her, as well as her daughter, Ann Lincoln Bates. Her sons, Thomas Lincoln Bates and his wife, Barbara, and Jeffrey Vinson Bates and his wife Sally, survive her.
She is also survived by six grandchildren: Mark, Virginia Jorgensen, Thomas, Richard, Sean, and Kathleen Ann Cascio and six great-grandchildren: Lacey, Holly, Madeleine Margaret, Gabriel Thomas, and William and Kenny. Also surviving is one sister Ruth Kaye of Alexandria, VA and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Manasquan Presbyterian Church, 16 Virginia Ave., Manasquan, N.J. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, is in charge of arrangements.