Lois M. Southard, age 73, of Corning, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. She was on born December 16, 1943 in Odessa, the daughter of Russell and Kathleen (Tenant) Steves. She married David L. Southard on October 26, 1961 in Odessa.
Lois was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother and she was very sociable and friendly to all. She had an extensive work history in retail stores including Murphy's, Ames, K-Mart, and the Dollar General. Lois was adored by all her customers.
She is survived by her husband, David, daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Ron Divens of Hornby, a sister, Jan Halstead, a brother: Gene Steves, grandchildren, Courtney Divens, Natalie Divens, Lindsay Baird, and Nathan Baird, great grandchildren, Riley Reed, Leo Stearns, and Gryffin Baird. Lois was predeceased by her parents, Russell and Kathleen Steves, son, Jody Southard, daughter, Bambi Baird, and brothers, Maynard, Tom, Ron, and Dale Steves.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Montour Falls Cemetery.