The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 17, 2011

Michael Wayne Dennis

The Joplin Globe


Michael Wayne Dennis, age 52, of Galena, Kan., passed away at 11:57 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, at St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield, from complications due to injuries he sustained in the May 22nd Joplin tornado, while he was a patient at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin.

Born April, 7, 1959, in Parsons, Kan., he was the son of the late Wayne Dennis and Shirley Cowley Dennis and lived in the Columbus and Baxter Springs, Kan. areas most of his lifetime. Michael was disabled. He graduated from Columbus Vo-Tech studying graphic arts. He enjoyed comic books and Playstation.

He was a resident of Emerald Pointe Health and Rehab Centre, Galena.

Survivors include his uncles and cousins.

Michael was taken for cremation at Parker Mortuary, Joplin. A short memorial service will be held Friday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Emerald Pointe, 109 West Empire, Galena. Interment will be at 10:30 Wednesday, June 22, at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, 21039 Ness Road in Parsons.

 [Jesus said,] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” - John 14:1-3