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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