JOPLIN, MO — Steven J. Haack Stephens, age 28, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011, as a result of injuries sustained in the tornado. Steven was born March 17, 1983, in Holdreg, Neb., son of Tracy Haack, of Geneva, Neb. and Tina Salsbury Davis, of Savannah, Mo. He was a construction worker and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Aspen Haack Stephens; sister-in-law, Meranda Stephens; grandmothers, Linda Salbury and Shirley Clevenger. Survivors include his wife, Tasha Stephens, of Troy, Kan.; children, Dayton Stephens, Alexander Haack Stephens, and Alaris Haack Stephens; father, Fred Piska, of Wichita, Kan.; sister, Kali Haack, of Savannah; grandfather, Mike Salsbury, of Rockaway Beach, Mo.; mother-in-law, Terrie Stephens; father-in-law, Rusty Stephens; aunts, Nora Campbell and Robin Sisk; nephews, Juan DeDios and Zeke Soldanels; niece, Lyrik Stout; uncles, Steve Salsbury and Michael Salsbury; and many other family members. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 1, at 10 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Bob Simon officiating. Cremation will follow the service. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. 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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