JOPLIN, MO — Betty J. Stogsdill, age 83, Joplin, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo., as a result of injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado. Betty was born April 10, 1928, in Joplin, daughter of the late George Toops and Gertrude Shelton Toops. She graduated from Carl Junction High School, and attended Joplin Junior College before receiving her bachelor's degree from DePaul University in Chicago. She also received a master's degree from Northwestern University, and a second masters from University of Chicago. She was a high school teacher for many years in Chicago. She moved to Joplin in 1994 and was a substitute teacher for the Joplin School District for many years before retiring. She was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church, Joplin Woman's Club and was active in several Joplin Bridge Clubs. She also loved the arts and theater. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Stogsdill, who died April 30, 2004; sisters, Cora Kope, Ruth Haliday, Alice Marley, and Leatha Tiberghien. Survivors include a sister, Wanetta King and husband David, of Joplin; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Osborne Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. John Swadley officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.parkermortuary.com
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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.
Gregan Douglas Sweet
Gregan Douglas Sweet, age 59, of Joplin, passed away from injuries sustained in the tornado on May 22, 2011.
J.T. Strickland, 85, a motel manager, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011.
- Charles K. Gaudsmith Charles Kenneth Gaudsmith, 21, Carthage, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Alice L. Cope
Alice L. Hudson Cope, 79, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011.
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