The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Obituaries

June 3, 2011

Abraham H. (Abe) Khoury

JOPLIN, MO — Abraham H. (Abe) Khoury, age 26, of Joplin, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday morning, May 31, 2011, at University Hospital in Columbia, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado. Born Dec. 7, 1984, in Stillwater, Okla., he lived in Joplin most of his lifetime, attended Joplin public schools and graduated from Joplin High School in 2004. Currently, he was pursuing his degree in business and entrepreneurship at M.S.S.U. He also worked as a server at Outback Steakhouse in Joplin. Abe was a Christian. He loved fishing, camping and the outdoors. He also loved to play Texas Hold-em and aspired to play professionally. He loved football, played in high school and was a passionate K.C. Chiefs fan. Survivors include his mother, Teresa Worley, of Joplin; his father, John Khoury, of Gallatin, Tenn.; three brothers, Frank Carey, of Joplin, Nicholas and Michael Khoury, both of Old Hickory, Tenn.; a sister, Samantha Khoury, of Old Hickory; a stepbrother, Zach Worley, of Joplin; maternal grandparents, Dan and Karen Mitchell, of Neosho; maternal grandparents, Robert and Donna Bateson Sr., of Sevierville, Tenn.; paternal grandparents, Antoinette Khoury, of Amman, Jordan; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. Abe was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Ibrahim Khoury; an uncle, Robert Bateson Jr., who also went to be the Lord after sustaining injuries in the same tornado; and an infant sister, Nadia Khoury. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Center with Pastor Larry Griffin and Ron Cannon officiating. Interment will follow in Saginaw Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

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Tornado: Obituaries
  • Dorothy M. Johnston

    Dorothy M. Johnston, age 91 of Joplin, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at St. Luke’s Nursing Center in Carthage, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado.

    September 13, 2011

  • Sweet, Gregan.jpg Gregan Douglas Sweet

    Gregan Douglas Sweet, age 59, of Joplin, passed away from injuries sustained in the tornado on May 22, 2011.

    July 26, 2011 1 Photo

  • J.T. Strickland

    J.T. Strickland, 85, a motel manager, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011.

    July 9, 2011

  • Gaudsmith,Charles.jpg Charles K. Gaudsmith Charles Kenneth Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado.

    June 30, 2011 1 Photo

  • Gideon,Billie.jpg Billie Jo Gideon Billie Jo Gideon, age 77, of Joplin, Mo., went to be with the Lord early Monday, May 23, 2011, at Freeman Hospital from injuries suffered during the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011.

    June 30, 2011 1 Photo

  • Lansaw,don.jpg Donald Wayne Lansaw Mr. Donald Wayne Lansaw Jr., 31, of Joplin, Mo., departed this life suddenly on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011, at his home from injuries sustained in the devastating Joplin tornado.

    June 30, 2011 1 Photo

  • Martha Jane Webb

    Martha Jane Webb, 76, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Carthage, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo., from injuries sustained in the May 22, Joplin tornado.

    June 25, 2011

  • Bresee,Burnice.jpg Burnice Bresee

    Burnice M. Bresee, age 91, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at McCune Brooks Hospital from complications with her health following the Joplin tornado.

    June 24, 2011 1 Photo

  • Grace Marie Sanders

    Grace Marie Sanders passed from this life at 3:08 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, at St. John’s Intensive Care Unit in Springfield, Mo., from complications following surgery.

    June 22, 2011

  • Alice L. Cope

    Alice L. Hudson Cope, 79, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011.

    June 21, 2011


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