FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2011


Total of 123 deceased persons from Joplin tornado have been identified and their next-of-kin notified

State officials release updated list of names of individuals whose next-of- kin have received notifications of their deaths

The Missouri Department of Public Safety today announced that a total of 123 individuals have been confirmed as deceased and their next-of-kin notified following the tornado that devastated Joplin on May 22.

On Thursday, May 26, Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Missouri State Highway Patrol to assume control of notifying next-of-kin.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, the deceased victims whose next-of-kin have received notifications of their deaths are:

Jose O. Alvarez, 59, Joplin Maria L. Alvarez-Torres, 43, Joplin Barbara A. Anderson, 76, Joplin Sarah L. Anderson, 47, Joplin William A. Anderson, 53, Joplin Cyrus "Edward" Ash, Jr., 87, Joplin Grace Aquino, 46, of Joplin Robert W. Baker, 54, Joplin Robert E. Bateson, 45, Joplin Dorothy T. Bell, 88, Joplin Regina M. Bloxham, 55, Joplin Lathe E. Bradfield, 84, Joplin Ramona M. Bridgeford, 77, Seneca Leo E. Brown, 86, Joplin Hugh O. Buttram, 85, Joplin Tami L. Campbell, 28, Joplin Arriyinnah S. Carmona, 8, Joplin Moises Carmona-Navarro, 42, Joplin Shante M. Caton, 10, Joplin Trenton Caton, 6, Pierce City Raymond Chew, 66, Joplin Carolane J. Collins, 62 Eagle Rock Clyde Coleman, 72, Galena, Kansas Lois A. Comfort, 66, Webb City Keenan K. Conger, 49, Joplin Vicki L. Cooper, 59, Joplin Teddy R. Copher, 71, Joplin Malisa A. Crossley, 36, Joplin Adam Darnaby, 27, Joplin Patricia E. Dawson, 74, Joplin Nancy E. Douthitt, 94, Joplin Ellen Doyle, 75, Joplin Amonda S. Eastwood, 49, Joplin Richard A. Elmore, 70, Joplin Randy E. England, 34, Neosho Mark L. Farmer, 56, Joplin Ida M. Finley, 88, Joplin Betty Fisher, 86, Joplin Robert S. Fitzgerald, 61, Joplin Rick E. Fox, 56, Joplin Marsha A. Frost, 32, Joplin Sebastian C. Frost, 10, Joplin Charles K. Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage Billie J. Gideon, 77, Joplin Paul E. Haddock, 63, Joplin Caley Lantz Hare, 16, Joplin Dorothy V. Hartman, 91, Joplin Dee A. Hayward, 47, Galena, Kansas Glenn W. Holland, 59, Joplin Lorie M. Holland, 48, Joplin Charlotte Hopwood, 84, Joplin Hayze Howard, 1, Webb City Harli Howard, 5, Webb City Thomas Russell Howard, 29, Webb City Wendy A. Istas, 58, Joplin Jane E. Jaynes, 86, Joplin Melisa R. Johnson, 50, Carthage Cheryl L. Jones, 39, Altamont, Kansas Kathy S. Keling, 53, Joplin James D. Kendrick, 63, Joplin Stanley D. Kirk, 62, Joplin Geneva Koler, 84, Joplin Donald W. Lansaw, Jr., 31, Joplin Bruce A. Lievens, 48, Joplin Billie S. Little, 65, Joplin Skyuler I. Logsdon, 1, Joplin Christopher D. Lucas, 28, Vinita, Oklahoma Rachel K. Markham, 31, Joplin Nancy Martin, 52, Neosho Jesse L. McKee, 44, Neosho James E. McKeel, 69, Joplin Mary L. McKeel, 64, Joplin Randall E. Mell, 49, Joplin Ronald D. Meyer, 64, Joplin Lorna K. Miller, 72, Joplin Ray Donald Miller III, 49, Joplin Suzanne M. Mock, 39, Forsyth Esterlita Moore, 64, Joplin Doris Montgomery, 83, Joplin Edmond V. Mullaney, 82, Joplin Sharyl Nelsen, 34, Joplin William R. Norton, 18, Joplin Dennis M. Osborn, 34, Seneca Charles E. Oster, 77, Joplin Shirley Ann Parker, 68, Joplin Mary J. Perry, 76, Joplin James B. Peterson, 27, Joplin John H. Petty, 37, Neosho Hallie M. Piquard, 78, Joplin Natalia M. Puebla, 17, Neosho Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, Neosho Loretta Randell, 54, Joplin Troy Raney, 39, Joplin Virgil T. Reid, 77, Joplin Johnny Richey, 52, Joplin Vicki Robertson, 66, Joplin Keith D. Robinson, 48, Joplin Virginia Mae Salmon, 80, Joplin Tonya L. Sawyer, 41, Fort Scott, Kansas Frances A. Scates, 70, Joplin Gladys J. Seay, 83, Welch, Oklahoma Daniel W. Shirley, 48, Joplin Judy Smith, 71, Joplin Nicholaus A. Smith, 23, Joplin Shyrell L. Smith, 68, Pittsburg, Kansas Lois L. Sparks, 92, Joplin Steven J. Stephens, 28, Joplin Gregan D. Sweet, 59, Joplin Kayleigh Teal, 16, Pittsburg, Kansas Heather L. Terry, 36, Joplin John Thomas, Jr., 40, Joplin Sandra K. Thomas, 55, Carthage Zachary D. Treadwell, 9, Joplin Margaret Tuit, 92, Joplin Michael E. Tyndall, 33, Joplin Darian D. Vanderhoofven, 45, Joplin Joshua D. Vanderhoofven, 1, Joplin Miguel Vazquez-Castillo, 28, Joplin Miles Wells, 49, Webb City Tiera Whitley, 20, Fulton, Kansas Zach Williams, 12, Joplin Charles W. Writer, 74, Joplin


The Department of Public Safety will release a daily update of those individuals confirmed as deceased as a result of the tornado, following notification of next-of-kin. The updates will be available on the department Web site, www.dps.mo.gov.

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