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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

Margaret Mary Stock

May 27, 1942July 8, 2020
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Margaret Mary Lincoln Stock died peacefully at home on Jekyll Island with her family gathered around her on July 8, 2020.

She was born on May 27, 1942 in East Orange, New Jersey the daughter of Donald O. Lincoln and Margaret Mary Delaney Lincoln. She grew up in Chevy Chase and Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. She received a BA in Economics in 1964 from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY which study included a year at London School of Economics. Upon graduation, she married 1st Lt. Ronald Stock, a West Point 1962 graduate and the couple embarked on a military career that took them to Thailand, USSR and US military destinations.

After the birth of 2 sons, Mary returned to school and in 1976 received her CPA certificate for practice in Florida and later in Alabama and Indiana. She practiced with southeast regional firm of Cherry, Bekaert and Holland in Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL. In 1979 on Ron’s retirement from the Air Force, the family moved to Oldenburg, IN where they spent many happy hours with high school affairs, football and wrestling bleacher gatherings and Mary found her professional soul space with the opportunity to join a start-up tool, die and metal stamping company called Batesville Tool and Die, Inc. When she joined the company in its second year of operation, it had 21 employees. When she retired in 1996 after serving as CFO and later CEO, the company had 500 employees and to this day exists as a well-respected company in the field. The opportunity to help build a company with an extraordinary group of supportive, creative, hard-working colleagues was a joy and a pride to Mary. Throughout her life, she spent time serving on financial committees of her home Catholic Parishes and taught religious education to middle schoolers, high schoolers and adult seekers. These activities enriched her life.

In 1996, the couple retired to scratch a life-long travel itch and in ensuing years covered the globe hiking, learning, scuba diving and in 2000 spent a year teaching English at a mission seminary in Papua New Guinea – a formative experience for both of them. In 2002 they discovered Jekyll Island, GA and its rich place and people. Mary involved herself in many activities. She served as the long-time Treasurer of the Jekyll Island Arts Association. She was a volunteer tram tour interpreter at the Jekyll Island Museum. She again served her Catholic Church Group as president and taught religious education at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brunswick, GA. The couple was a member of the Sanddollar Dinner Club and enjoyed their friends in the Paupers’ Club.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 55 Years, Ron, 2 Sons, Adam (Teri) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Mark (Elizabeth) of Alexandria, VA, 3 grandchildren (Reese Stock, Sarah Stock-Jimeniz, Austin Stock,) and one great grandchild (Bryce Stock). She is also survived by 2 sisters (Sharon Lincoln in Arlington, VA, Cathy Yuhaniak in Bethesda, MD) and 3 brothers (Donald Lincoln in Currituck, NC, Chris Lincoln in San Francisco, CA, Kevin Lincoln in Washington DC).

In lieu of flowers or other offerings, contributions may be made to the Street Beat Program of the Safe Harbor Children’s Center, 1526 Norwich St. Brunswick, GA 31520 (in memory of Mary and her deceased grandson Paul Stock.)

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com

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Katharine Higgins

July 25, 2020

Mary and I grew up in Bethesda and carpooled every morning into Georgetown where our school was located. In the afternoon we took the streetcar up Wisconsin Avenue to Friendship Heights to wait for the Bradley Blvd. bus, to finally get home.
We were in the ice skating club Freshman year, and were members of the CYO at our parish, where we enjoyed the dances with the boys from St John's and Gonzaga. Mary was a graceful dancer and quite popular. When we got together with fellow classmates, we played bridge and listened to The Kingston Trio..
Mary designed the handsome ring which has been worn by Visitation graduates ever since.
As often happens after graduation our lives diverged, but it was a pleasure to run into Mary and Ron at our fiftieth reunion several years ago. What a life! Sincere condolences to Ron, their children, and to Mary's siblings. Katy Withers Higgins

Richard Krone

July 12, 2020

My condolences. May she rest in peace.

Dr. Todd D. Stong

July 11, 2020


Dear West Point roommate of long ago. While never having met your dear soul mate I am deeply impressed with her life so filled with marvelous achievements and what surely were tons of spiritual building service to many. May you prise the many blessing and years you have shared. May you be assured the two of you will be rejoined in the eternity that follows thus earthly sojourn.

Raoul Alcala

July 11, 2020

Ron, West Point roommate and dearest friend,
I can't tell you how deep and tearful my sorrow is. You and Mary have been a part of my life for over five decades. Our memories together span the globe and have a special place of honor in my heart. I am sure Mary and my Willie are now retelling many tales of our days together. My prayers and boundless love to you both.
Roy

Jennie Waering

July 11, 2020

Don,
I am so sorry to hear of the death of your sister. I know this must be extremely hard for you because I cannot bear the thought of losing my sister (age 80) or my brother (age 75). I hope and pray that your wonderful memories of such an extraordinary sister will help to fill the hole in your heart.
Sending our love to you and your family,
Jennie, Tom, and Michael Waering

Paul Badura

July 10, 2020

I had the honor of meeting this peaceful soul at the wedding of her grandchild Sarah on Jekyll Island, Ga. A wonderful meld of mirth and dignity.

Mark Sturdevant

July 10, 2020

Mark,
Although I don’t know your mother well, but I can tell how wonderful she must have been just by knowing you. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve.

You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Mark & Anna Sturdevant

Ronda Green

July 9, 2020

Adam, Mark, Ron and family. I’m so saddened to hear this. Mary was so energetic and full of life, it’s hard to believe she is gone. There are too many memories to share. When she joined Batesville Tool & Die, she was such an asset. She was a brilliant mind, an independent woman, always quick with a comeback and always giving to her community and those around her.
She was a mentor and a role model to me and so many others. I always enjoyed getting her Christmas updates to see what exciting things her and Ron were up to that year. I was amazed at her willingness to try new things; she had confidence and no fear!
We will miss her dearly. She lived life to the fullest so I hope you can take comfort in knowing this. She was so proud of her family! Sending heartfelt prayers and comfort for you all.
Lance & Ronda Green

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