Marie M. Bostain

July 22, 1927February 8, 2020

CHAPIN – Services for Marie Mayer Bostain, 92, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 622 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, SC 29126 with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Officiating will be Jim Kinsler. The family will receive friends following the interment in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Screaming Eagle Special Needs Athletics, 955 St. Peter's Church Road, Chapin, SC 29026.

Mrs. Bostain was born July 22, 1927 in Pomaria, SC. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Violet Mayer. She graduated from Pomaria High School as valedictorian of her class and, upon graduation from high school, went on to attend Newberry College Business School. She was employed as a staff assistant with the SC Wildlife and Marine Resources Department in the Division of Freshwater Fisheries. She retired after 31 years of faithful and devoted service. She is survived by two daughters, Pam Shear (Ray) of Chapin and Penny Bostain (Donice) of Greenville; two beloved grandchildren, Ashleigh Fitzgerald (Drew) of Lake Charles, LA and Michael Shear (Kara) of Charlotte, NC; sister, Rosalyn Weiters of Charleston, and a number of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her late husband, Norman E. Bostain; brothers, Joe, Ray, Carroll, John, Richard, Cecil Mayer and sister, Mildred Moore.

Marie Mayer Bostain was a lifelong devoted member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC. She loved to talk about her early childhood experiences in the “old schoolhouse” building where she attended Sunday school until she was about 14 years old. She often spoke of the wonderful teachers she had and she learned so much from them. Marie was very active in doing jobs around the church. She served a four-year term on church council where she served as secretary and printed the bulletins for all services for many years. She was a member of WELCA and a member of the Golden Ager’s Leisure Group.

The family extends their special thanks to Vanessa Stukes, Sophia Clarke, and Latoya Bowers for their love, care, and companionship over the years; to the health care providers and Dr. Stan McCloy at All Seasons Health Care and Hospice, Irmo and to the staff at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Center, Newberry, for providing long-term care with dignity and compassion.


  • Screamig Eagle Special Needs Athletics


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Burial following the Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Visitation following the interment Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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