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  • 6. Rusty Howard 29
    Harli Howard 5
    Hayze Howard 19mo
    Kansas Army National Guardsman
    Rusty Howard and his two children,
    Harli and Hayzewere at Home Depot on the night the tornado touched down.
  • 7. Howard was found holding both his children in his arms, and they were
    laid to rest the same way.
    They are survived by wife and mother, Eddie Boss.
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  • 15. Glenn and Lorie Holland had just returned from
    a week at Walt Disney World in Florida
    in celebration of their 15th wedding anniversary.
  • 16. Together they left their earthly home for a better one.
    Glenn Wayne Holland 59 (retired Air Force major),
    and Lorie Marie Holland 48
    were members of Central City Christian Church.
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  • 23. Greater love has no one than this, to lay down his life for his friends. –John 15:13
    Don Lansaw 31
  • 24. Don Lansaw 31
    died saving his wife, Bethany Lansaw 25
  • 25. “He just has so much love in his heart and you know, people keep saying that he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, but if I could…if I could have taken twice as much damage just to have him alive, I would have. He got on top of me to take the brunt of it. And he’s my hero.” – Bethany Lansaw, tornado survivor
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  • 34. Skyular Logsdon 16 months old
  • 35. One second Skyular was safe at home with his mom and dad
    and grandparents.
    Then, in the swirl of an EF5 tornado, the house
    at 26th Street and Maiden Lane was reduced to sticks.
  • 36. He was ripped out of his mother's arms
    by the tornado.
    Mom flew. Dad flew. Grandparents were tossed
    100 feet away, dropping onto wet grass.
    Faces were gashed, limbs broken.
    Skyular vanished.
  • 37. Skyular’s parents, Cord Logsdon, 21, and C.J. Tate, 18,
    were in the hospital when they got the news that their
    baby was missing.
    Cadaver dogs searched for days, being thrown off by constant rain during search efforts.
  • 38. Skyular’s body was found 3 days later.
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  • 44. David Vanderhoofven’s cat, Harley,
    returned to him from beneath the wreckage of their home
    two days after the tornado.
    But his wife and son are gone forever.
  • 45. David Vanderhoofven returned home just after the storm. He says he didn’t recognize anything until he realize he was two blocks from his house.
    Shocked, he then realized that there were no houses and began to panic.
    It took him ten minutes to get through 2 block of debris and reach the remains of his house where he says he could hear his wife, Dee, crying and shouting, “Help me!” under the rubble.
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  • 47. Unable to lift the heavy pieces, he left to find help. After returning with an ambulance 20 minutes later, he could no longer hear his wife.
    Two and a half hours later, rescue workers pulled his blue baby boy from the wreckage and attempted CPR. Pronounced dead, he was wrapped and handed to his father who held him as they searched for his wife. Vanderhoofven was made to turn away,
    as they pulled out the body of his wife.
  • 48. Darian “Dee”, 44, and son Joshua, 14 months,
    are survived by husband and father David Vanderhoofven
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  • 56. Dean Wells, 59, gave his life ushering others to safety at Home Depot.
  • 57. Wells was working at Home Depot
    on Range Line Road and 20th Street
    when the tornado struck.
    He shepherded co-workers and customers to the safest parts of the store,
    returning again and again
    to guide people to safety
    until a wall collapsed on him.
  • 58. What remains of Home Depot
  • 59. Dean was a member of the First Christian Church of Webb City, where he was part of a group of men who visited hospitals, nursing homes and shut-ins each week.
  • 60. Dean Wells is survived by his wife Sue, departing one day before their
    42nd wedding anniversary.
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  • 72. Grace Aquino, 44, died saving her son.
  • 73. Grace and her 12 year old son, Malachi, were in Harmony Heights Baptist Church
    near the corner of 20th and Indiana.
    As the tornado drew near, Grace shielded her son and the building began falling
    down around them.
  • 74. What remains of Harmony Heights Baptist Church
  • 75. First responders came to the scene and heard Malachi yelling for help,
    they found him in his mother's arms.
    Grace Aquino saved her son
    by bearing the load of the building
    that had fallen on top of them.
  • 76. Grace Aquino
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  • 90. Christopher Don Lucas, 27, died saving 19 others.
  • 91. Lucas was a manager of Pizza Hut
    near the corner of 20th and Rangeline.
    As the storm worsened, he sent
    his 4 employees and 15 patrons
    into the walk-in cooler for safety.
    However, the door to the cooler would not latch.
  • 92. Christopher tied a bungee cord to the door
    to try to keep it closed and
    wrapped the other end around his arm.
    As the tornado passed over, it ripped off the door
    and sucked Christopher out of the cooler.
    Christopher Lucas' bravery saved
    everyone else in that cooler.
  • 93. Christopher Lucas is survived
    by his wife, Angel Lucas
    and his two daughters,
    Chloe Alexandra Lucas
    and Emily Kay Lucas.

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