ARRIYINNAH CARMONA, 8, of Joplin, was the daughter of Moises Carmona and a student at Royal Heights Elementary School. Page 1. He was the husband of Karen Haddock, and had three sons and two grandchildren. 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. He had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. CHARLES E. OSTER, 77, of Joplin, was a veteran of the Korean War and a semi-retired salesman for Share Corp. of Milwaukee, Wis. 2011 was the fourth deadliest tornado year in U.S. history. She is survived by one son, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was World War II Army veteran, an auto mechanic and a member of the Teamsters union. Among those newly found dead was Will Norton, 18, who had just graduated high school the day the tornado hit. The 1925 Tri-State tornado, with a 291-mi path, killed 2.4 people per mile; the Joplin tornado caused 27 deaths per mile. JOHN L. THOMAS JR., 40, of Joplin, was an employee of Jasper Products and the father of four sons. Many death tolls were published with people still missing, or with people critically injured and likely to die later. Joplin Death Toll at 116 Making It Deadliest Tornado in Nearly 60 Years 116 dead and another 500 injured by a single funnel. An especially destructive tornado destroyed one-third of Joplin, Missouri, resulting in 158 deaths and over 1,000 injuries. RONALD D. MEYER, 64, of Joplin, was a former night auditor for hotels before becoming a full-time care provider for his brother. Eight-thousand housing units and 500 businesses were destroyed in the tornado. 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… The Missouri State Highway Patrol will assist as needed in confirming casualty information. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. There were deadlier twisters. DAVID KENDRICK, 63, of Joplin, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. ESTRELITA M. MOORE, 64, of Joplin, was a hairdresser at J.C. Penney. — 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. Nancy Ann Martin, 52, of Neosho, was a caregiver at the New Vision Group Home. Adam Dwayne Darnaby, 27, of Joplin, was an electrician for Jasper Products who is survived by his wife, parents and two brothers. Marie Menhusen Montgomery, 83, of Joplin, was a former teacher in Kansas. 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. 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. CHERYL E. RANTZ, 62, of Carl Junction, was a lifetime area resident and worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block. She was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Tornado, Joplin, Missouri, 2011. Clyde Coleman, 72, of Galena, Kan., was the former owner and operator of Coleman’s Upholstery Shop in Galena. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles. Virgil “Tom” Reid, 77, of Columbus, Kan., was the retired owner of SEK Construction and the father of five children. He worked for Circle L Auction Service for more than 30 years. BARBARA ANN ANDERSON, 76, was a resident of the Greenbriar nursing home and a former licensed practical nurse. Mike Parson to begin first full term Monday; masks not required, SEC basketball roundup: Watford leads LSU to win over Mississippi, Top 25 Roundup: Jones late 3 gives No. He had one daughter and a grandson. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.. A few clouds. 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. 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. DEE ANN HAYWARD, 47, of Galena, Kan., worked for Hallmark Cards and loved music. DENNIS M. OSBORN, 34, of Seneca, was a married father of two children who worked for Jasper Products. She leaves behind a husband, a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper. Until now, the highest recorded death toll in a single year was 519 in 1953. John Henry “Jay” Petty Jr., 37, of Joplin, was a former Army Ranger who spent the past five years working at Jasper Products. She was a widow and the mother of one son, with three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren. JOPLIN, Mo. He worked at Cycle Connection. Joplin tornado deaths up to 122, eighth deadliest on record. ROBERT E. BATESON JR., 47, of Joplin, was a licensed master plumber and an employee of Modine Manufacturing Co. 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Josh Hawley’s home were disruptive but not threatening or violent, New website offers information on COVID-19 vaccines in Boone County, Last known widow of a Civil War veteran dies in Marshfield, Parson announces federal funding for higher ed, releases millions in restricted 2021 money, Hours for drive-thru trash bag distribution set. 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. The tornado that tore through Joplin a year ago and killed 161 people already ranks as the deadliest twister in six decades. 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. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.. Clear to partly cloudy. Bruce Baillie, 56, of Joplin, was a page designer for The Joplin Globe and the father of a college-age daughter. RICHARD A. ELMORE, 70, of Joplin, was a resident of the Greenbriar nursing home and the husband of Velta Elmore. Robert Wayne Baker 23 Apr 1957 – 22 May 2011. Nancy E. Douthitt, 94, of Joplin, was the owner of Douthitt Grocery, widow of Curtis W. Douthitt and mother of two. Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, of Neosho, was the mother of one son and one daughter. Thirteen people died at the Greenbrier Nursing Home alone. The death toll from the Joplin tornado now exceeds 160 souls making it the largest single tornado event since records were kept. 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. She worked for the Carl Junction School District as a cafeteria cook for many years before retiring. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Low near 20F. She worked at Jay Hatfield Mobility in Joplin. 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. Tornado-related deaths also occurred in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oklahoma. The string of storms included a tornado near Carl Junction that skirted just a few miles north of Joplin, Mo., on the eighth anniversary of a catastrophic tornado that killed 161 people in the city. People looked for him after the storm through the Help Find Will Norton Facebook community page. Sandra Thomas, 55, of Carthage, was an employee of Justin Boots. Still, Joplin’s tornado was the deadliest on the list, NOAA’s National Weather Service said, surpassing a record held since 1953. Johnnie R. Richey, 52, of Joplin, was with Allgeier, Martin & Associates for more than 30 years, most recently as a project engineer. Low 26F. He was a heavy equipment operator who had worked for the Webb City Special Road District. Joshua Dean Vanderhoofven, 14 months, loved to watch “SpongeBob” with his father, David. In 2011, the Joplin tornado transformed Rob Chappel, the Jasper County coroner. Harli J. Howard, 5, of Joplin, was the daughter of Russell Howard. JOPLIN, Mo. Survivors include two daughters, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Page of 3 Sort By. 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. He worked as a server at Outback Steakhouse in Joplin. The Globe will feature profiles of the fatality victims in its Sunday, June 12, edition. "There was a loud huffing noise, my windows started popping. 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. Raymond L. Chew Sr., 66, of Joplin, was a married father with two sons, a daughter, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. It was early morning, day two of covering the monster that struck Joplin. 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. 501 and did volunteer work. She is survived by her parents, Moses Caton and Crystal Whitely. REGINA MAE BLOXHAM WILLIAMS, 55, of Joplin, was a customer service representative for AT&T, and the married mother of three daughters and two sons. Sign up now to get our FREE breaking news coverage delivered right to your inbox. Three additional people passed away recently due to injuries sustained during last month's tornado. JASPER, MO - Norma "Sue" Rea, 71, a homemaker, passed away Thursday, Decemer 24, 2020. Tornado damage in Joplin, Mo. Obituary. By Reuters Staff. He was the father of two daughters. 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. "It is with deep regret that we make this report," the city said. Joplin Tornado Survivors Describe Scenes Of Death And Horror. Glenn Holland, 59, of Joplin, was a retired veteran of the Air Force. He was an Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War. KATHY KELING, 53, of Joplin, had a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren. He was a retired foreman of a Tulsa, Okla., steel company. Will Norton was driving home from his graduation when the tornado struck. Stanley D. Kirk, 62, of Joplin, was an aircraft engine technician. 27: Kandi India 9 April 1993 145 Unknown 28: Amite, LA and Purvis, MS: US 24 April 1908 143: 770 Joplin, Mo., officials reported a higher death toll of 141 on Sunday. A few clouds. 43 memorials. 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. She worked for 32 years at the Pentecostal Church of God headquarters and Messenger Publishing. Russell T. “Rusty” Howard, 29, of Joplin, was an electrician for PCS Phosphates and the married father of two children. Leo E. Brown, 86, of Joplin, was a retired clergyman of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who was a patient at St. John’s Regional Medical Center when the tornado struck. 2 Min Read. 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. Michael Eugene Tyndall, 33, of Joplin, was a construction equipment operator and a graduate of Joplin High School. You have permission to edit this article. GRACE L. AQUINO, 46, of Joplin, worked as a hostess for the China Pantry, and was the married mother of two daughters and a son. JOPLIN, Mo. Injuries/Deaths: 1000+ injuries / 158 fatalities: Summary: Since the event, the National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has had more time to collect additional information to better detail some of the most severe damage and assign lower end EF Scale rating to other portions of the Joplin tornado track. CHRISTOPHER DON LUCAS, 27, a former resident of Vinita, Okla., was the assistant manager of the Range Line Pizza Hut in Joplin. "It is with deep regret that we make this report," the city said. He was disabled but still worked on motorbikes. He graduated from Joplin High School just before being killed in the tornado. per mile; the Joplin tornado caused 27 deaths per mile. To get a sense of the enormous challenge officials face in trying to get an accurate body count in the wake of a disaster like Moore, TIME spoke to Rob Chappel, coroner for Jasper County, Missouri, who was charged with counting the dead from the May 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri that killed 161 people. She is survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a member of Joplin Elks Lodge No. Ed was born on July 10, 1953, in Monett, Missouri, to the late Walter Holle and Virginia Dawson. She also taught sign language. Survivors include a daughter. Published on December 15, 2020. Joplin Missouri Tornado victims. I don’t know how long I’d been standing there. SHANTE CATON, 10, of Joplin, was a pupil at Eastmorland Elementary School. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. She is survived by two sons, three daughters, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Randall Elvin Mell, 49, of Webb City, was a Lionbacker and a custodian at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage. Joplin is no stranger to tornadoes. (AP) — A woman whose husband and two children were among eight people killed while taking cover in a Home Depot during the 2011 Joplin tornado contends in a wrongful death … The tornado resulted in 158 direct and three indirect deaths. LORETTA LEA RANDALL, 54, of Webb City, taught at the SEK Learning Center in Girard, Kan. She was the wife of Kyle Randall, and had one daughter and two grandchildren. 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. 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. 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. She was a retired mammography technician. There was an error processing your request. 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. JOPLIN, Mo. KEENAN K. CONGER, 49, of Carl Junction, gave his life trying to protect his two dogs that survived the storm. Don Lansaw, 31, of Joplin, was a married owner of a machine shop and a licensed Realtor with Charles Burt. Zachary Allen Williams, 12, of Joplin, was a student at East Middle School who attended Calvary Baptist Church. 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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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. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers also completed their mission of notifying the next-of-kin of every deceased individual at the temporary morgue. Receive top local news and columns every morning. Low near 20F. 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. MARY LOIS LOVELL, 65, of Joplin, was the married mother of two sons and a daughter, grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of one. Bruce Allen Lievens, 48, of Joplin, was an avid sports fan and lover of antiques. The twister brought death and destruction with a fast fury that was hard to escape. WENDY ANN ISTAS, 58, of Joplin, was co-owner and operator of J-W Solutions with her husband, Jason Istas. Reuters. I had to get downstairs, glass was flying. ZACHARY D. TREADWELL, 9, of Joplin, was a third-grade student at Emerson Elementary School. 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. Ray Donald Miller III, 49, of Joplin, was a resident of a home for the developmentally disabled on Iowa Avenue who was affectionately known to his family and friends as “Tripp.”. A 54-year-old Missouri woman has died after suffering a heart attack when told of her father's death in the Joplin tornado. on the afternoon of May 22, 2011. Joplin tornado deaths up to 122, ... or the highest rating possible on the Enhanced Fujita scale of tornado power and intensity. Tornado sirens rang 20 minutes before the storm struck Joplin's city centre. The death toll from a monster tornado that savaged Joplin, Missouri, rose to 142. JOPLIN, Mo. 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. He was a father of three and grandfather of three. She is survived by her husband, Michael. UPDATED JUNE 13: The death toll from the May 22 tornado in Joplin is 153, according to the Jasper County BILLIE SUE HUFF LITTLE, 65, of Joplin, a waitress, is survived by her adult daughter and a grandson. 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 ). Still, Joplin’s tornado was the deadliest on the list, NOAA’s National Weather Service said, surpassing a record held since 1953. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. 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. He is survived by his wife, Marti (Cupps) Fitzgerald. MARY JOYCE PERRY, 76, of Joplin, was a lifetime resident. Reuters. PAUL E. HADDOCK SR., 62, of Joplin, worked as a welder for Lozier. DOROTHY VIOLA HARTMAN, 91, of Joplin, was the wife of G.W. 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. LATHE E. BRADFIELD, 84, was the married father of two daughters and one son, and grandfather of two. It occurred during a late-May tornado outbreak and hit Joplin, Missouri on May 22nd, 2011. 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. Tornado sirens rang 20 minutes before the storm struck Joplin's city centre. Damage has been estimated at $3 billion. She had four children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Tragedies like this fuel the resolve to build a Weather-Ready Nation. Read the stories. Joplin, Mo., officials reported a higher death toll of 141 on Sunday. The total tornado death toll for 2011 is now 520. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Jasper Christian Church. Survivors include his parents, three brothers and a sister. SHYRELL LEE SMITH, 68, of Pittsburg, Kan., was a registered nurse at Freeman Hospital East. DANIEL WAYNE SHIRLEY, 48, of Joplin, traveled all over the United States and Canada as a salesman with a carnival. She was preceded in death by both sons, including one, Charles Gaudsmith, who also died in the tornado. MOISES CARMONA, 42, of Joplin, was born in Mexico and moved here from New Mexico in 2001. You have permission to edit this article. It is the highest death toll from a single tornado in the United States since modern record-keeping began in 1950. Low 26F. They had two sons and a daughter. The holiday season is looking different this year, but we've gathered up virtual, drive-thru and other events and activities from around Missouri in our winter tourism guide. Her survivors include one daughter and four sons. CYRUS EDWARD ASH, 87, of Joplin, was a Navy veteran of World War II who formerly worked at the receiving department of Lozier. This was the 3rd tornado to strike the city of Joplin … Complete devastation! SHIRLEY ANN PARKER, 68, of Joplin, was the mother of a son and daughter, and had six grandchildren. He was raised in farming from a young age and graduated from high school in Pierce City, Missouri, in 197…. Clear to partly cloudy. He moved to Goodman one year ago and had been living at the Greenbriar nursing home in Joplin since February. LOIS L. SPARKS, 92, of Joplin, was the widow of Wallace Sparks, mother of Ralph Sparks, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of eight. She is survived by her husband, David. 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. She is survived by three daughters, a son, some stepchildren and nine grandchildren. Virginia Mae Salmon, 80, of Duquesne, was a fan of country and gospel music who loved spending time with her family. 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. The twister brought death and destruction with a fast fury that was hard to escape.