Funeral held for 3 people killed in Okla. tornado

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - Hundreds of mourners said goodbye to a father and his two daughters who were killed when a tornado hit Woodward.

Frank Hobbie and his daughters, 7-year-old Faith and 5-year-old Kelly, were remembered during a graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery Saturday.

All three died when an EF3 tornado struck their mobile home about 12:18 a.m. April 15. Hobbie's 2-year-old son, Ty, was injured and has been moved from an Amarillo, Texas, hospital to Oklahoma City.

According to a story in Sunday's Woodward News (, Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church Pastor Jason Dirks said the lives of Hobbie and his daughters were tragically short, but significant because of the mark they left on their family and the town.

Derrin Juul, his 10-year-old daughter, Rose Marie, and Steve Peil also died in the tornado.


Information from: The Woodward News,

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