Shirley Mae Southard, 87, Clarion, died Dec. 31, 2021 at Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond from complications of Covid-19. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

  Shirley Mae was born Feb. 24, 1934 to Herbert August and Mable Graff Hackbarth of Rowan. She married Leslie Southard in 1954 at the Rowan Methodist Church. They farmed near Clarion.

  She is survived by her husband; children Cindy (Jim) Aldrich, Teresa Markwardt, and Jeremiah Southard; siblings Mary (Frank) Lester of Clarion, Charlotte (Norman) Pals of Belmond, Katherine Hoopingarner of Rowan, and Lester Hackbarth of Belmond.

  Shirley was preceded in death by siblings Betty (Raymond) Swanson, Barbara Hackbarth, Herbie Hackbarth, and David Hackbarth.