Low near 20F. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Jasper Christian Church. In Joplin, Missouri, at least 117 people were killed by an F4 tornado and more than 1,000 are unaccounted for, according to the New York Times. Clyde Coleman, 72, of Galena, Kan., was the former owner and operator of Coleman’s Upholstery Shop in Galena. A devastating tornado struck Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, evening, killing at least 125 people and destroying a Flying J truck stop, according to news reports. Jesse Len McKee, 44, of Neosho, was an Air Force veteran, a self-employed master electrician and a member of Set Free Ministries in Wyandotte, Okla. JAMES E. MCKEEL, 69, of Joplin, was a baker for more than 30 years for several companies in the Joplin area. The Joplin tornado had previously been rated as an EF-4. He was married to Donna Smith. DOROTHY VIOLA HARTMAN, 91, of Joplin, was the wife of G.W. KATHY KELING, 53, of Joplin, had a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter. She was employed as a waitress at a Pizza Hut in Joplin. The twister brought death and destruction with a fast fury that was hard to escape. Obituary. Receive top local news and columns every morning. Sharyl Anyssa Nelsen, 34, of Webb City, was working as a sales representative for the AT&T store on Range Line Road and helped guide a family out of danger before the tornado struck. Marsha Ann Frost, 32, of Joplin, was a member of the Christian Life Center in Joplin who had been employed by Wal-Mart in Bentonville, Ark. CHARLES K. GAUDSMITH, 21, of Carthage, was a cook at the McDonald’s restaurant on the south side of Carthage, and a former Carthage High School football player and wrestler. HALLIE “MARIE” COOK PIQUARD, 78, of Joplin, was a former deputy collector for Jasper County and a former employee of Contract Freighters Inc. She was the married mother of two sons and three daughters, and had 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles. She is survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. MARY JOYCE PERRY, 76, of Joplin, was a lifetime resident. EF5 tornado struck the southern part of the city along a west-to-east path .75 miles (1.21 km) wide by 22.1 miles (35.6 km) long. The Joplin tornado is the deadliest since modern record keeping began in 1950 and is ranked 7th among the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. — Rescuers refused to be deterred from their efforts to find survivors beneath Joplin’s jagged piles of tornado rubble, even as the death toll rose Wednesday to 125. KEENAN K. CONGER, 49, of Carl Junction, gave his life trying to protect his two dogs that survived the storm. There were deadlier twisters. She was a retired mammography technician. RICK E. FOX, 56, of Joplin, was an employee of Joplin Workshops and an accomplished bowler who was a member of the Special Olympics bowling team. As emergency workers in Joplin searched yesterday for more than 230 people listed as missing after the tornado, one was sitting on a wooden chair outside the wreckage of her home, cuddling her cat. Hartman and a homemaker. Four additional individuals have been confirmed dead since Wednesday at hospitals as a result of tornado injuries. She was preceded in death by both sons, including one, Charles Gaudsmith, who also died in the tornado. A monster tornado killed at least 116 people in Joplin, Missouri when it tore through the heart of the small city, ripping the roof off a hospital and destroying thousands of homes and businesses. Tornado, Joplin, Missouri, 2011. No new survivors had been pulled from the city’s wrecked neighborhoods, but determined crews carried on with the search, checking some areas for a fourth time since Sunday’s disaster. Robert Wayne Baker 23 Apr 1957 – 22 May 2011. Still, Joplin’s tornado was the deadliest on the list, NOAA’s National Weather Service said, surpassing a record held since 1953. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.. Clear to partly cloudy. The Globe has confirmed the names of the following fatality victims of the May 22 tornado either through information provided by their families or through funeral homes. Adam Dwayne Darnaby, 27, of Joplin, was an electrician for Jasper Products who is survived by his wife, parents and two brothers. CHRISTOPHER DON LUCAS, 27, a former resident of Vinita, Okla., was the assistant manager of the Range Line Pizza Hut in Joplin. An especially destructive tornado destroyed one-third of Joplin, Missouri, resulting in 158 deaths and over 1,000 injuries. A twister also caused damage and several injuries in the town of Carl Junction, not far from Joplin, on the eighth anniversary of the catastrophic tornado that killed 161 people in that city. A newly released security camera video from St. John's Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo., shows footage of the EF-5 tornado passing through the emergency waiting room. Damage has been estimated at $3 billion. KATHY KELING, 53, of Joplin, had a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren. SHIRLEY ANN PARKER, 68, of Joplin, was the mother of a son and daughter, and had six grandchildren. LORNA “KAY” MILLER, 72, of Joplin, had one daughter and two grandchildren. Margaret A. TuTT, 92, of Joplin, is survived by her daughter and two grandchildren. She was a mother and grandmother. JOPLIN, Mo. MARY LOIS LOVELL, 65, of Joplin, was the married mother of two sons and a daughter, grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of one. Now it carries another distinction - the costliest since at least 1950. SALLY ANN MOULTON, 58, of Joplin, was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and had worked for the Veterans Service Office and the Health and Housing Department, both of Belleville, Ill. BILLIE SUE HUFF LITTLE, 65, of Joplin, a waitress, is survived by her adult daughter and a grandson. 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The death toll from the monster tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., rose to at least 124 today, even as a new system of deadly storms moved across the Midwest. It's the worst tornado to hit the United States in 64 years (181 people were killed by a tornado in Woodward, Oklahoma in 1947), and it surpasses the death toll of Michigan's worst tornado which struck in 1953. BILLIE JO GIDEON, 77, of Joplin, was previously married to Delbert Gideon, and was the mother of three sons and two daughters. Despite the record number of deaths, it is fortunate that, with the tornado on a Sunday, schools were empty and nearly 200 000 commuters were home in the suburbs ( Kayyem 2012 ). News of his death came as Joplin gathered to mourn its dead today after the death toll rose to 142. She was working for C.J.’s Uniforms in Joplin at the time of her death, and was a former secretary for Prudential Insurance and KODE-TV. He was a heavy equipment operator for Anchor Stone Co. and the father of three daughters, one of whom died with him in the storm. RICHARD A. ELMORE, 70, of Joplin, was a resident of the Greenbriar nursing home and the husband of Velta Elmore. Edward Carl "Ed" Holle, age 67, passed away January 1, 2021, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin. JANE E. “GRANDMA MCGEE” JAYNES, 86, of Joplin, owned and operated Gene’s Dairy Jane at 26th and Main streets in Joplin with her husband, Eugene, who preceded her in death in 1998. CHARLES E. OSTER, 77, of Joplin, was a veteran of the Korean War and a semi-retired salesman for Share Corp. of Milwaukee, Wis. DEE ANN HAYWARD, 47, of Galena, Kan., worked for Hallmark Cards and loved music. Tragedies like this fuel the resolve to build a Weather-Ready Nation. He was the husband of Janet Hansen, and had two sons, one daughter, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Lorie Holland, 48, of Joplin, was the wife of Glenn Holland. She is survived by her husband, Michael. The town has healed, but memories linger. 501 and did volunteer work. MELISSA RENEE JOHNSON, 50, of Carthage, was a homemaker, mother of two sons and a daughter, and grandmother of three. Joplin Tornado Survivors Describe Scenes Of Death And Horror. Joplin Tornado Survivors Describe Scenes Of Death And Horror. He was a heavy equipment operator who had worked for the Webb City Special Road District. He had one daughter and a grandson. Joplin, Mo., officials reported a higher death toll of 141 on Sunday. He was World War II Army veteran, an auto mechanic and a member of the Teamsters union. By Reuters Staff. He is survived by his parents, Moses Caton and Crystal Whitely. SHANTE CATON, 10, of Joplin, was a pupil at Eastmorland Elementary School. John Henry “Jay” Petty Jr., 37, of Joplin, was a former Army Ranger who spent the past five years working at Jasper Products. Cemetery Visibility: Public Private. Editor's note: Remembering Joplin five years after the tornado - from our files May 19, 2012. Routine counting of fatalities began in the US in the 1950s. Sandra Thomas, 55, of Carthage, was an employee of Justin Boots. She is survived by her husband, David. Michael Eugene Tyndall, 33, of Joplin, was a construction equipment operator and a graduate of Joplin High School. The Joplin tornado was the first single tornado in the U.S. to result in more than 100 fatalities since a tornado struck Flint, Mich., in 1953. Eight-thousand housing units and 500 businesses were destroyed in the tornado. She was a widow and the mother of one son, with three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren. She also taught sign language. Raymond L. Chew Sr., 66, of Joplin, was a married father with two sons, a daughter, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A list of those who perished in the Joplin Missouri May 22 2011 tornado. She was married to Jim Hayward. JOPLIN, Mo.-- The numbers look increasingly bleak for families hoping for the best after a monster tornado that devastated the town of Joplin, with city officials saying death toll is at least 139. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will assist as needed in confirming casualty information. She was the mother of one son and two daughters, and had three grandchildren. Biden Revises Joplin Tornado Death Toll By 160K Stephen Gutowski - October 3, 2014 4:04 PM Joe Biden commemorated those who died in the tragic Joplin, Mo., tornado during a recent speech. A review of 106 of the tornado deaths by the Joplin Globe determined more than half of the people died where they lived -- in homes, apartment buildings and nursing homes. Joplin Missouri Tornado victims. You have permission to edit this article. Read about the winners of the Missourian's Progress Awards for 2020. SKYULAR IGNATIUS LOGSDON, 16 months, of Joplin, was the son of Corderro I. Logsdon and Carol J. Tate. Randall Elvin Mell, 49, of Webb City, was a Lionbacker and a custodian at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage. LOIS A. M. “Dean” Wells, 59, of Webb City, was a department head at the Home Depot store on Range Line Road, and the married father of two adult daughters and grandfather of four children. UPDATED JUNE 13: The death toll from the May 22 tornado in Joplin is 153, according to the Jasper County There were deadlier twisters. The Globe will feature profiles of the fatality victims in its Sunday, June 12, edition. CHERYL E. RANTZ, 62, of Carl Junction, was a lifetime area resident and worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block. Damage has been estimated at $3 billion. People looked for him after the storm through the Help Find Will Norton Facebook community page. Tornado sirens rang 20 minutes before the storm struck Joplin's city centre. JOPLIN – The Missouri Department of Public Safety has announced the names of 138 individuals who have been confirmed dead as of 1 p.m. Thursday. The total tornado death toll for 2011 is now 520. You have permission to edit this article. | (Photo: Reuters / Eric Thayer) Joplin, Mo., officials have updated the death toll from Sunday's tornado to 142. Tornado damage in Joplin, Mo. State officials say they have confirmed, either as located or deceased, every individual who was reported unaccounted-for in the wake of last week’s tornado. He worked as a server at Outback Steakhouse in Joplin. Darian “Dee” Vanderhoofven, 44, of Joplin, Joshua’s mother, was the Joplin regional manager for the Heartland Lions Eye Bank. On May 22, a single EF4 tornado hit the southwestern Missouri town of Joplin. After Thursday, the county coroner will resume his responsibilities for collecting and releasing information about individuals who have died as a result of the tornado. JOHN L. THOMAS JR., 40, of Joplin, was an employee of Jasper Products and the father of four sons. on the afternoon of May 22, 2011. Joplin, Mo., officials reported a higher death toll of 141 on Sunday. KAYLEIGH S. TEAL, 16, of Seneca and Pittsburg, Kan., was a student at Seneca High School. Tornado-related deaths also occurred in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oklahoma. The death toll from the Joplin tornado now exceeds 160 souls making it the largest single tornado event since records were kept. He was the husband of Karen Haddock, and had three sons and two grandchildren. MOISES CARMONA, 42, of Joplin, was born in Mexico and moved here from New Mexico in 2001. A few clouds. Mary Womack, in white top at the right, reacts to the news that the renter that lived in her house had been found and taken to the hospital on Monday, May 23, 2011. ROBERT E. BATESON JR., 47, of Joplin, was a licensed master plumber and an employee of Modine Manufacturing Co. The Joplin tornado death toll was also far higher than the average annual number of deaths caused by tornadoes in the United States between 2000 and 2011. Many death tolls were published with people still missing, or with people critically injured and likely to die later. He worked for Circle L Auction Service for more than 30 years. Mary R. Howard, age 68, Joplin, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Freeman West surrounded by her loved... Mary Howard. Three additional people passed away recently due to injuries sustained during last month's tornado. There was an error processing your request. JOPLIN (Reuters) - The death toll from the monster tornado that tore through Joplin on Sunday rose to 132 on Friday after six more victims were identified, Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said. ROBERT S. FITZGERALD, 61, of Joplin, was Army veteran, St. Louis Cardinals fan and 10-year cancer survivor. Her survivors include one daughter and four sons. JOPLIN – The Missouri Department of Public Safety has announced the names of 138 individuals who have been confirmed dead as of 1 p.m. Thursday. Eight-thousand housing units and 500 businesses were destroyed in the tornado. The first 50 copies will be signed by John Darkow. Transcript for Joplin, Mo., Tornado: Death Toll Reaches 122. His survivors include a wife, a son and a daughter. DANIEL WAYNE SHIRLEY, 48, of Joplin, traveled all over the United States and Canada as a salesman with a carnival. Heather Leigh Terry, 36, of Joplin, worked at LaBarge in Joplin. COMFORT, 66, of Webb City, was a married mother of two sons and a daughter, and a longtime employee of EaglePicher. "It is with deep regret that we make this report," the city said. Christopher D. Lucas, 28, Vinita, Oklahoma. RONALD D. MEYER, 64, of Joplin, was a former night auditor for hotels before becoming a full-time care provider for his brother. She worked for the Carl Junction School District as a cafeteria cook for many years before retiring. Clear to partly cloudy. First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. He retired from what formerly was Atlas Powder Co. Error! Low near 20F. It was early morning, day two of covering the monster that struck Joplin. The twister brought death and destruction with a fast fury that was hard to escape. DAVID KENDRICK, 63, of Joplin, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. A 54-year-old Missouri woman has died after suffering a heart attack when told of her father's death in the Joplin tornado. He moved to Goodman one year ago and had been living at the Greenbriar nursing home in Joplin since February. GEORGIA “NADINE” MULKEY, 91, of Joplin, was a lifetime area resident. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. per mile; the Joplin tornado caused 27 deaths per mile. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.. A few clouds. No grave photo. JOPLIN, Mo. By RICHARD ESPOSITO, LEEZEL TANGLAO, KEVIN DOLAK and MICHAEL MURRAY This study analyzed Joplin deaths by damage zone and place of death. "It is with deep regret that we make this report," the city said. JOPLIN, Missouri (Reuters/Kevin Murphy) - There was little warning for Floyd Rockwell and his wife Donna when a mile-wide tornado dropped out of the dark sky on top of them. LANTZ HARE, 16, of Joplin, had lived in Joplin since 1998 and was a straight-A student in the junior class at Joplin High School. Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. JOPLIN, Mo. Sebastian Charles Frost, 10, of Joplin, was a member of the Christian Life Center. A review of 106 of the tornado deaths by the Joplin Globe determined more than half of the people died where they lived -- in homes, apartment buildings and nursing homes. FAITH C. DUNN, 71, of Joplin, was a graduate of the former Ozark Bible College, where she then worked for almost 20 years in the music department. LOIS L. SPARKS, 92, of Joplin, was the widow of Wallace Sparks, mother of Ralph Sparks, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of eight. TRENTAN MAURICE STEVEN CATON, 6, of Joplin, was pupil at Eastmorland Elementary School. She was preceded in death by both sons, including one, Charles Gaudsmith, who also died in the tornado. EDITH “EDIE” MOORE, 48, of Joplin, was a dedicated mother of a son and daughter, and loved her adopted cats. The tornado that tore through Joplin a year ago and killed 161 people already ranks as the deadliest twister in six decades. A mile-wide EF5 tornado, with peak winds over 200 mph, tore a six-mile long gash through the heart of Joplin, Mo. She was a mother and a grandmother. Three additional people passed away recently due to injuries sustained during last month's tornado. She is survived by four children. Low 26F. At 5:41 p.m., death descended on Joplin, Missouri, as a swirling EF-5 tornado. Explaining such a high fatality rate is a challenge and one of the issues being studied is the public response to the warnings given by the National Weather Service. TEDDY RAY COPHER, 71, of Joplin, was an employee of TAMKO Building Products for 31 years. I had to get downstairs, glass was flying. The Joplin tornado is the deadliest in the U.S. since April 9, 1947, when an intense tornado killed 181 in the Woodward, Oklahoma area. They had two sons and a daughter. But, as three more deaths brought the toll to 141 today, Joplin's close-knit community remembers how it lost a staggering array of human capital in the May 22 tornado… Don Lansaw, 31, of Joplin, was a married owner of a machine shop and a licensed Realtor with Charles Burt. Tornado sirens rang 20 minutes before the storm struck Joplin's city centre. PAUL E. HADDOCK SR., 62, of Joplin, worked as a welder for Lozier. Still, Joplin’s tornado was the deadliest on the list, NOAA’s National Weather Service said, surpassing a record held since 1953. Page of 3 Sort By. Johnnie R. Richey, 52, of Joplin, was with Allgeier, Martin & Associates for more than 30 years, most recently as a project engineer. Will Norton was driving home from his graduation when the tornado struck. BARBARA ANN ANDERSON, 76, was a resident of the Greenbriar nursing home and a former licensed practical nurse. Rob Chappel had done the job hundreds of times before. He was disabled but still worked on motorbikes. 4 Texas win over No. Despite the record number of deaths, it is fortunate that, with the tornado on a Sunday, schools were empty and HUGH ODELL BUTTRAM, 85, of Joplin, was a veteran of World War II and a salesman for more than 50 years in the insurance business. Complete devastation! ABRAHAM H. “ABE” KHOURY, 26, of Joplin, was a 2004 graduate of Joplin High School and was attending Missouri Southern State University. This was the 3rd tornado to strike the city of Joplin … 27: Kandi India 9 April 1993 145 Unknown 28: Amite, LA and Purvis, MS: US 24 April 1908 143: 770 He was raised in farming from a young age and graduated from high school in Pierce City, Missouri, in 197…. Read the stories. The 1925 Tri-State tornado, with a 291-mi path, killed 2.4 people per mile; the Joplin tornado caused 27 deaths per mile. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. Reuters. The death toll from the May 22 tornado in Joplin, Mo., has been revised down to 161 with the discovery that one assumed victim died of other causes. CYRUS EDWARD ASH, 87, of Joplin, was a Navy veteran of World War II who formerly worked at the receiving department of Lozier. The massive EF-5 tornado that struck the city of Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killed 158 people and left more than 1,000 injured. Low 26F. Editor's note: Remembering Joplin five years after the tornado - from our files May 19, 2012. The death toll from an EF-4 tornado has risen past 100, according to officials who met the media during an afternoon press conference.Slideshow: See the photos of the damage in Harli J. Howard, 5, of Joplin, was the daughter of Russell Howard. She is survived by two sons, three daughters, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bruce Allen Lievens, 48, of Joplin, was an avid sports fan and lover of antiques. Midwest Tornadoes Kill at least 12. "There was a loud huffing noise, my windows started popping. "There was a loud huffing noise, my windows started popping. Joplin tornado deaths up to 122, ... or the highest rating possible on the Enhanced Fujita scale of tornado power and intensity. Marie Menhusen Montgomery, 83, of Joplin, was a former teacher in Kansas. The death toll in the May 22 tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri, has reached 162 people and is likely to rise further, a county coroner said on Wednesday. The death toll from a massive tornado that struck the city of Joplin, Missouri, rises to 142, city officials say, as scores more remain unaccounted for. Sign up now to get our FREE breaking news coverage delivered right to your inbox. John Darkow's latest collection of cartoons, The Deal of the Art, COVID-19 issues shelve Missouri vs. Auburn hours before tipoff, 'Wastewater doesn't lie': MU scientists use sewage to track COVID-19, PHOTO GALLERY: Protesters in St. Louis call for Sen. 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