Jane C. Bates of Ashbridge Manor, Downingtown, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at the age of 81. Formerly of Lakeland, Fla. and Bayport, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Caroline Stringham of Franklin Square, NY and shared 43 years of marriage to the late Willard J. Bates who preceded her in death in 1998.
She was a graduate and valedictorian of Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, NY, attended Hofstra University, Hunter College and was a graduate of Flower Fifth Avenue Nursing School in Manhattan, NY.
She is survived by their children, Kenneth and his wife Gretchen of Coatesville, and their children, Daniel and Justine; Richard of Phoenix, Ariz.; Douglas of Manhattan, NY; and Lori and her husband Glenn of Middletown, NJ and their children, Kyle and Tara. Also surviving is her sister, Nancy Lamirault of Long Beach, NY.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Fairview Cemetery, 456 State Route 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook. For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com.