Tornado Claims Eighth Victim


By Becky Ogann

PARKERSBURG - Another person has died as a result of injuries in the May 25th tornado that struck Parkersburg and New Hartford. That brings the total number killed to eight.

Bertha Eckhoff, age 85, of Parkersburg, died on Tuesday, June 3 at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

The storm killed six in Parkersburg and two people in New Hartford.

Those also killed in the tornado, all of whom died last week, are:
-- Shirley Luhring, 71, of Parkersburg
-- Ray Meyocks, 74, of Parkersburg
-- Richard Mulder, 80, of Parkersburg
-- Ethel Mulder, 80, of Parkersburg
-- Charles Horan, 72, of Parkersburg
-- Leasa Bleeker, 71, of New Hartford
-- Norman Beuthien, 48, of New Hartford

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