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May 27, 2011 10:15 PM

Amid loss in Joplin, deep love

JOPLIN, Mo. | In their last moments together, Bethany Lansaw couldn’t see her husband’s face. Her ears heard the commotion surrounding her, a massive tornado ripping through their home and much of southern Joplin. Her body felt the pressure of her husband’s 250 pounds; she lay in their bathtub, and with a layer of pillows between them, Don Lansaw draped himself over Bethany, using his body to shield his 26-year-old wife.

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