She is survived by her parents, Moses Caton and Crystal Whitely. Joplin Tornado Survivors Describe Scenes Of Death And Horror. She leaves behind a husband, a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. He had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The tornado that tore through Joplin a year ago and killed 161 people already ranks as the deadliest twister in six decades. A list of those who perished in the Joplin Missouri May 22 2011 tornado. MARY JOYCE PERRY, 76, of Joplin, was a lifetime resident. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Jasper Christian Church. 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 Globe will feature profiles of the fatality victims in its Sunday, June 12, edition. He was a heavy equipment operator who had worked for the Webb City Special Road District. Until now, the highest recorded death toll in a single year was 519 in 1953. He is survived by one son and six grandchildren. | (Photo: Reuters / Eric Thayer) Joplin, Mo., officials have updated the death toll from Sunday's tornado to 142. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. IDA M. FINLEY, 88, of Joplin, was a warehouse worker for years in Ohio before moving to Joplin in 2009. 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. She had worked in school food service and at Sale Memorial Hospital, now Freeman Neosho Hospital. 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. Read about the winners of the Missourian's Progress Awards for 2020. She was a mother and a grandmother. This study analyzed Joplin deaths by damage zone and place of death. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers also completed their mission of notifying the next-of-kin of every deceased individual at the temporary morgue. GENE SMITH, 71, of Joplin, was a Navy veteran who loved Webb City football and the St. Louis Cardinals. People looked for him after the storm through the Help Find Will Norton Facebook community page. 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. JOPLIN, Mo. 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. Still, Joplin’s tornado was the deadliest on the list, NOAA’s National Weather Service said, surpassing a record held since 1953. COMFORT, 66, of Webb City, was a married mother of two sons and a daughter, and a longtime employee of EaglePicher. There were deadlier twisters. WENDY ANN ISTAS, 58, of Joplin, was co-owner and operator of J-W Solutions with her husband, Jason Istas. 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 few clouds. KEITH DEREK ROBINSON, 50, of Joplin, was a certified nursing assistant at the Greenbriar nursing home and a former employee of Freeman Hospital West. CHRISTOPHER DON LUCAS, 27, a former resident of Vinita, Okla., was the assistant manager of the Range Line Pizza Hut in Joplin. Bruce Allen Lievens, 48, of Joplin, was an avid sports fan and lover of antiques. He worked for Circle L Auction Service for more than 30 years. She worked for 32 years at the Pentecostal Church of God headquarters and Messenger Publishing. He was a member of Joplin Elks Lodge No. He was an avid BMX bike rider, and volunteered at The Bridge and Autumn Ramp Park. (View a sample.). Complete devastation! 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. DEE ANN HAYWARD, 47, of Galena, Kan., worked for Hallmark Cards and loved music. SHANTE CATON, 10, of Joplin, was a pupil at Eastmorland Elementary School. Christopher D. Lucas, 28, Vinita, Oklahoma. Tornado, Joplin, Missouri, 2011. Betty Jo Burrington Fisher, 86, of Joplin, was the owner of Betty’s Beauty Shop. He had one daughter and a grandson. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.. Clear to partly cloudy. SHYRELL LEE SMITH, 68, of Pittsburg, Kan., was a registered nurse at Freeman Hospital East. She worked for the Carl Junction School District as a cafeteria cook for many years before retiring. (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 … (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 … Tornado sirens rang 20 minutes before the storm struck Joplin's city centre. 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.”. 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. Thirteen people died at the Greenbrier Nursing Home alone. LOIS A. RANDY ENGLAND, 34, of Granby, was a married father of two children and an employee of La-Z-Boy in Neosho. "The Joplin tornado is … He was raised in farming from a young age and graduated from high school in Pierce City, Missouri, in 197…. Joplin tornado deaths up to 122, eighth deadliest on record. The Joplin tornado had previously been rated as an EF-4. Sandra Thomas, 55, of Carthage, was an employee of Justin Boots. Zachary Allen Williams, 12, of Joplin, was a student at East Middle School who attended Calvary Baptist Church. The 1925 Tri-State tornado, with a 291-mi path, killed 2.4 people per mile; the Joplin tornado caused 27 deaths per mile. 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. Low near 20F. 2011 Joplin Tornado. Joplin, Mo., officials reported a higher death toll of 141 on Sunday. 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. A 54-year-old Missouri woman has died after suffering a heart attack when told of her father's death in the Joplin tornado. "There was a loud huffing noise, my windows started popping. Her survivors include three sons and five grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Joshua Dean Vanderhoofven, 14 months, loved to watch “SpongeBob” with his father, David. 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. This was the 3rd tornado to strike the city of Joplin … Steven J. Haack Stephens, 28, of Joplin, was a construction worker. Clyde Coleman, 72, of Galena, Kan., was the former owner and operator of Coleman’s Upholstery Shop in Galena. Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, of Neosho, was the mother of one son and one daughter. The twister brought death and destruction with a fast fury that was hard to escape. 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Many death tolls were published with people still missing, or with people critically injured and likely to die later. 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. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. LATHE E. BRADFIELD, 84, was the married father of two daughters and one son, and grandfather of two. News media, Red Cross, and other counts don't necessarily distinguish whether a death was directly caused by a tornado and can include deaths during cleanup efforts. Four additional individuals have been confirmed dead since Wednesday at hospitals as a result of tornado injuries. Joplin Tornado Survivors Describe Scenes Of Death And Horror. He retired from what formerly was Atlas Powder Co. 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Despite the record number of deaths, it is fortunate that, with the tornado on a Sunday, schools were empty and 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. Read the stories. on Sunday. Margaret A. TuTT, 92, of Joplin, is survived by her daughter and two grandchildren. 27: Kandi India 9 April 1993 145 Unknown 28: Amite, LA and Purvis, MS: US 24 April 1908 143: 770 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. Joplin is no stranger to tornadoes. Survivors include his parents, three brothers and a sister. She worked at Jay Hatfield Mobility in Joplin. The twister brought death and destruction with a fast fury that was hard to escape. Will Norton was driving home from his graduation when the tornado struck. Thirteen people died at the Greenbrier Nursing Home alone. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.. A few clouds. — 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 … She was preceded in death by both sons, including one, Charles Gaudsmith, who also died in the tornado. 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. Glenn Holland, 59, of Joplin, was a retired veteran of the Air Force. Marie Menhusen Montgomery, 83, of Joplin, was a former teacher in Kansas. He was the father of two daughters. MOISES CARMONA, 42, of Joplin, was born in Mexico and moved here from New Mexico in 2001. 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. TRENTAN MAURICE STEVEN CATON, 6, of Joplin, was pupil at Eastmorland Elementary School. Russell T. “Rusty” Howard, 29, of Joplin, was an electrician for PCS Phosphates and the married father of two children. — 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. "There was a loud huffing noise, my windows started popping. Cemetery Visibility: Public Private. SKYULAR IGNATIUS LOGSDON, 16 months, of Joplin, was the son of Corderro I. Logsdon and Carol J. Tate. She had four children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. 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. Transcript for Joplin, Mo., Tornado: Death Toll Reaches 122. 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. 2 Min Read. KATHY KELING, 53, of Joplin, had a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren. JOHN L. THOMAS JR., 40, of Joplin, was an employee of Jasper Products and the father of four sons. It is the highest death toll from a single tornado in the United States since modern record-keeping began in 1950. IONA LEE HULL, 70, of Carthage, was a homemaker. There were deadlier twisters. By RICHARD ESPOSITO, LEEZEL TANGLAO, KEVIN DOLAK and MICHAEL MURRAY She is survived by her husband, Michael. 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. The 2011 Joplin Tornado was a devasting EF5 tornado and is one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. The first 50 copies will be signed by John Darkow. Virgil “Tom” Reid, 77, of Columbus, Kan., was the retired owner of SEK Construction and the father of five children. You have permission to edit this article. He is survived by his wife, Marti (Cupps) Fitzgerald. She is survived by four children. He moved to Goodman one year ago and had been living at the Greenbriar nursing home in Joplin since February. 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. Nancy Ann Martin, 52, of Neosho, was a caregiver at the New Vision Group Home. ZACHARY D. TREADWELL, 9, of Joplin, was a third-grade student at Emerson Elementary School. Adam Dwayne Darnaby, 27, of Joplin, was an electrician for Jasper Products who is survived by his wife, parents and two brothers. Three additional people passed away recently due to injuries sustained during last month's tornado. 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. BARBARA ANN ANDERSON, 76, was a resident of the Greenbriar nursing home and a former licensed practical nurse. 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 ). He was disabled but still worked on motorbikes. Error! Survivors include a daughter. Tornado sirens rang 20 minutes before the storm struck Joplin's city centre. 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. News of his death came as Joplin gathered to mourn its dead today after the death toll rose to 142. Bruce Baillie, 56, of Joplin, was a page designer for The Joplin Globe and the father of a college-age daughter. Low 26F. He was the husband of Janet Hansen, and had two sons, one daughter, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 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. Joplin, Mo., officials reported a higher death toll of 141 on Sunday. Sebastian Charles Frost, 10, of Joplin, was a member of the Christian Life Center. UPDATED JUNE 13: The death toll from the May 22 tornado in Joplin is 153, according to the Jasper County Joplin Missouri Tornado victims. Sign up now to get our FREE breaking news coverage delivered right to your inbox. 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. 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