Joplin death toll now at 155 | St. Louis Public Radio

Joplin death toll now at 155

Jun 21, 2011

A World War II veteran is the latest victim of the EF-5 tornado that devastated Joplin almost a month ago.

City officials say 88-year-old Edmon A. Cooper died June 16 from injuries he suffered during the May 22 storm. His death is the 155th linked to the tornado.

An obituary in the Joplin Globe says Cooper was a retired mechanic  who served in the Army in World War II. He also worked at a southeastern Missouri apple orchard.

He's survived by a son, daughter, a brother, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.