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Margaret Poche’ Stein

Margaret Poche’ Stein, 89, of Prentiss, peacefully passed away
surrounded by family on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Asbury Hospice House
in Hattiesburg.
A mass and Christian burial was held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at
11 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church in Bassfield, followed by burial
in St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Carson.
Pallbearers were Brandon McNease, James Walker, John Brewer, Jeremy
Myers, Joel Abernathy, Brad Myers and Trey Nichols.
Mrs. Stein was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, where she was
very active in the St. Peters Relay for Life and St. Peters Alter
Society.
In her early years, she was an avid softball player and coach.
She was known as a phenomenal cook by everyone who knew her. Her
family described her as supportive, spunky, sassy, and always stylish.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Helen Poche’;
one son, Randy Stein and two brothers, Allen Poche’ and Russell
Poche’.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Malcom “Mac” Stein of
Prentiss; three children, Mona (Ronnie) McNease of Prentiss, Terry
(Sandra) Stein of Mendenhall, and Cindy (Charles) Ratcliff of Carson;
one daughter-in-law, Renee’ Stein of Hattiesburg; a close family
friend, Tommy Iovino of Prentiss; ten grandchildren; 23 great
grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Poche’ and Clarence (JoAnn)
Poche’; two sisters, Shirley (Joe) Murry and Ruby Acosta; and several
nieces and nephews.
A Rosary was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Peters
Catholic Church Hall followed by visitation from 5 – 9 p.m. and
another visitation Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. until service time.