Joplin tornado death toll reaches 155
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 11:07 a.m. CDT
JOPLIN — The death toll from the May 22 tornado that devastated Joplin has risen to 155.
City officials said 88-year-old Edmon A. Cooper died 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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