FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 02, 2011


Joplin fatality count at 138 following EF5 tornado (Update: After June 2, the City of Joplin assumed responsibility for reporting tornado fatalities)

Four additional individuals confirmed deceased since yesterday at hospitals as a result of tornado injuries

The Missouri Department of Public Safety has announced the names of 138 individuals who have been confirmed deceased as of 1 p.m. today (Thursday, June 2).  Four additional individuals have been confirmed deceased since yesterday at hospitals as a result of tornado injuries.  The names of the deceased are:   Jose O. Alvarez, 59, Joplin Tedra J. Kuhn, 69, Joplin Maria L. Alvarez-Torres, 43, Joplin Donald W. Lansaw, Jr., 31, Joplin Barbara A. Anderson, 76, Joplin Bruce A. Lievens, 48, Joplin Sarah L. Anderson, 47, Joplin Billie S. Little, 65, Joplin William A. Anderson, 53, Joplin Skyuler I. Logsdon, 1, Joplin Cyrus "Edward" Ash, Jr., 87, Joplin Christopher D. Lucas, 28, Vinita, Oklahoma Grace Aquino, 46, of Joplin Rachel K. Markham, 31, Joplin Robert W. Baker, 54, Joplin Patricia Mann, 64, Joplin Bruce M. Baillie, 56, Joplin Nancy Martin, 52, Neosho Robert E. Bateson, 45, Joplin Jesse L. McKee, 44, Neosho Dorothy T. Bell, 88, Joplin James E. McKeel, 69, Joplin Regina M. Bloxham, 55, Joplin Mary L. McKeel, 64, Joplin Barbara Boyd, 86, Joplin LaDonna S. McPurdy, 68, Joplin Lathe E. Bradfield, 84, Joplin Randall E. Mell, 49, Joplin Ramona M. Bridgeford, 77, Seneca Angelina A. Menapace, 52, Joplin Leo E. Brown, 86, Joplin Ronald D. Meyer, 64, Joplin Hugh O. Buttram, 85, Joplin Lorna K. Miller, 72, Joplin Tami L. Campbell, 28, Joplin Ray Donald Miller III, 49, Joplin Arriyinnah S. Carmona, 8, Joplin Suzanne M. Mock, 39, Forsyth Moises Carmona-Navarro, 42, Joplin Edith L. Moore, 48, Joplin Shante M. Caton, 10, Joplin Esterlita Moore, 64, Joplin Trenton Caton, 6, Pierce City Doris Montgomery, 83, Joplin Raymond Chew, 66, Joplin Sally Moulton, 57, Joplin Carolane J. Collins, 62 Eagle Rock Edmond V. Mullaney, 82, Joplin Clyde Coleman, 72, Galena, Kansas Sharyl Nelsen, 34, Joplin Lois A. Comfort, 66, Webb City William R. Norton, 18, Joplin Keenan K. Conger, 49, Joplin Dennis M. Osborn, 34, Seneca Vicki L. Cooper, 59, Joplin Charles E. Oster, 77, Joplin Teddy R. Copher, 71, Joplin Shirley Ann Parker, 68, Joplin Malisa A. Crossley, 36, Joplin Mary J. Perry, 76, Joplin Adam Darnaby, 27, Joplin James B. Peterson, 27, Joplin Patricia E. Dawson, 74, Joplin Anna Pettek, 91, Joplin Nancy E. Douthitt, 94, Joplin John H. Petty, 37, Neosho Ellen Doyle, 75, Joplin Hallie M. Piquard, 78, Joplin Faith Dunn, 71, Joplin Natalia M. Puebla, 17, Neosho Amonda S. Eastwood, 49, Joplin Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, Neosho Richard A. Elmore, 70, Joplin Loretta Randell, 54, Joplin Randy E. England, 34, Neosho Troy Raney, 39, Joplin Mark L. Farmer, 56, Joplin Virgil T. Reid, 77, Joplin Ida M. Finley, 88, Joplin Johnny Richey, 52, Joplin Betty Fisher, 86, Joplin Vicki Robertson, 66, Joplin Robert S. Fitzgerald, 61, Joplin Keith D. Robinson, 48, Joplin Rick E. Fox, 56, Joplin Virginia Mae Salmon, 80, Joplin Marsha A. Frost, 32, Joplin Thomas Sarino 75, Joplin Sebastian C. Frost, 10, Joplin Tonya L. Sawyer, 41, Fort Scott, Kansas Charles K. Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage Frances A. Scates, 70, Joplin Billie J. Gideon, 77, Joplin Gladys J. Seay, 83, Welch, Oklahoma Paul E. Haddock, 63, Joplin Daniel W. Shirley, 48, Joplin Johnna Hale, 49, Joplin Judy Smith, 71, Joplin Caley Lantz Hare, 16, Joplin Luther Smith, 71, Joplin Dorothy V. Hartman, 91, Joplin Nicholaus A. Smith, 23, Joplin Dee A. Hayward, 47, Galena, Kansas Shyrell L. Smith, 68, Pittsburg, Kansas Kenneth J. Henson, 56, Joplin Lois L. Sparks, 92, Joplin Glenn W. Holland, 59, Joplin Steven J. Stephens, 28, Joplin Lorie M. Holland, 48, Joplin Gregan D. Sweet, 59, Joplin Charlotte Hopwood, 84, Joplin Kayleigh Teal, 16, Pittsburg, Kansas Hayze Howard, 1, Webb City Heather L. Terry, 36, Joplin Harli Howard, 5, Webb City John Thomas, Jr., 40, Joplin Thomas Russell Howard, 29, Webb City Sandra K. Thomas, 55, Carthage Iona Hull, 70, Carthage Zachary D. Treadwell, 9, Joplin Wendy A. Istas, 58, Joplin Margaret Tuit, 92, Joplin Jane E. Jaynes, 86, Joplin Michael E. Tyndall, 33, Joplin Melisa R. Johnson, 50, Carthage Darian D. Vanderhoofven, 45, Joplin Cheryl L. Jones, 39, Altamont, Kansas Joshua D. Vanderhoofven, 1, Joplin Kathy S. Keling, 53, Joplin Miguel Vazquez-Castillo, 28, Joplin James D. Kendrick, 63, Joplin Miles Wells, 49, Webb City Abraham Khoury, 26, Joplin Tiera Whitley, 20, Fulton, Kansas Stanley D. Kirk, 62, Joplin Zach Williams, 12, Joplin Geneva Koler, 84, Joplin Charles W. Writer, 74, Joplin
  Yesterday, state officials announced that they have confirmed, either as located or deceased, every individual who was reported unaccounted-for in the wake of last week's tornado.  Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers also completed their mission of notifying the next-of-kin of every deceased individual at the temporary morgue.    After today, the county coroner will resume his responsibilities for collecting and releasing information about individuals who have died as a result of the tornado.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol will assist as needed in confirming casualty information.

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