Shannon Quick, 40: Quick spent a lot of time watching her sons’ baseball games. She loved cooking and was known for putting together a tasty Crock-Pot dinner for her family.
On Monday, she had picked up her 8-year-old Jackson and 13-year-old son Tanner from school early because the family was getting ready to go on a vacation to Virginia.
But an approaching tornado forced her to huddle in the closet of their home near Briarwood Elementary School with her children, mother and their dog, Luke. Quick was killed, and the dog had to be put to sleep because of the injuries.
Jackson was hospitalized with severe leg and pelvic injuries. Tanner escaped the tornado with scrapes and bruises. Her mother, Joy Waldroop, was taken to a hospital with a broken heel and a hole in her right arm.
“I couldn’t ask for a better daughter,” Waldroop, 61, said from the hospital. “She cared for her family.”
Shannon Quick had been married to Mike Quick since 1995.
Tewauna Robinson, 45: Robinson’s daughter, Angeletta Santiago, was planning on moving from St. Louis to the Oklahoma City area to be closer to her mom because she was suffering several health issues.
She planned to leave Tuesday morning.
A day earlier, Robinson called her daughter to tell her that the tornado had touched down and she was going to take cover in her closet. It was around 2:30 p.m. Monday.
The brief conversation ended when Robinson told her daughter, “I love you,” and then hung up, news station KSDK of St. Louis reported.
After the storm hit, Santiago frantically tried to get information about her mother, taking to Facebook to see if she could find any piece of helpful information.
Robinson’s house was destroyed. It was located near the Plaza Towers Elementary School, which also was ravaged by the storm.