Lori Southard 1966-2018
Lori Kay Tessendorf Southard, 52, passed away in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Jan. 27, 2018. She fought a courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Emporia on Jan. 4, 1966, to Larry and Evelyn (Koppenheffer) Tessendorf.
In addition to her father, Lori was preceded in death by her niece, Jennifer Edwards.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Southard, sons, Nathan Southard and Mac Southard, and daughter, Rikki Southard, all of Council Bluffs, Iowa; mother, Evelyn Moore of Manhattan; brothers, Larry (Gina) Tessendorf and Clayton Tessendorf of Circleville; her stepmother, Mary Tessendorf of Circleville; stepbrothers, James Miller of Circleville, Earl Jay (Kathy) Miller of Marysville and Vern (Keri) Miller of Holton; stepsister, Debbie (Chuck) Wildt of Scio, Ore.; and a host of other family and friends.
Lori graduated from Jackson Heights High School. She attended Kansas State University and graduated with a degree in Agriculture Economics. She studied MBA at University of Nebraska at Kearney, Neb. She was a director of First Data and a Senior Manager of PayPal.
Lori enjoyed taking pictures and going to the many sporting events the children were involved in. She was very active in her community.
A visitation and service was held on Jan. 31, 2018 at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Society, Jackson Heights Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice.