The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Tornado: Obituaries

June 7, 2011

Nichole Pearish

JOPLIN, MO — Nichole Sherie Pearish, age 23, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 3:21 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Mo., from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado. Nichole was born July 24, 1987, in Joplin and lived in the Joplin area most of her life. She was a 2006 graduate of Sarcoxie High School and was active in FFA. She was employed as a Customer Service Supervisor with Aegis Communications. Nichole was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sarcoxie and was a member of the Route 66 Cloggers. Nichole is survived by her parents, Steven and Sandra Pearish, Sarcoxie; her mother, Rebecca Newton, Joplin; six brothers, Justin Pearish, Sarcoxie, Steven Pearish and wife Emily, Fayetteville, Ark., Mason Zuraw, and Alexander Zuraw, both of Joplin, and Dustin Dorris and Dylan Dorris, both of Sarcoxie; one sister, Lacy Root and husband Seth, Sarcoxie; her paternal grandparents, Forrest Eugene and Jennifer Christine Pearish, Joplin; her maternal grandparents, James and Marjorie Newton, Joplin; her paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Pearish, Joplin; and her maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Campbell, Joplin; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mason-Woodard Chapel with Randy Gariss, minister, officiating. Private family graveside services will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel. Memorial contributions are requested to the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin. 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