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Death toll from Joplin tornado reaches 155

Death toll from Joplin tornado reaches 155

June 21st, 2011 in News

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The death toll from the May 22 tornado that devastated Joplin has risen to 155.

City officials say 88-year-old Edmon A. Cooper died last Thursday from injuries he suffered in the tornado.

According to his obituary in The Joplin Globe, Cooper was a retired mechanic and an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a son, a daughter, a brother, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com