Tuesday, April 13, 1999

Two victims remembered; 2 buried today




The Cincinnati Enquirer

        More than 200 friends and relatives attended Monday's visitation for 40-year-old Charles S. Smith of Loveland, killed when the storm lifted his car and tossed it across Interstate 71.

        In Goshen, friends and family buried Donald E. Lewis of Blanchester. The 38-year-old also was killed while driving to work, on Intersate 275, Friday morning.

        Mr. Smith's family welcomed media to his visitation.

        “This is something everyone should know. It's something they may have to face someday,” said Barbara Barnes of Goshen, Mr. Smith's mother-in-law.

        “In the snap of a finger, really,” added Calvin Barnes, her husband.

        The tears will continue today when Lee and Jacque Cook of Montgomery, the storm's other victims, are buried.

       



Treasures recovered in debris
Tristate tallies financial losses
Tornado renews debate about communications system
Some see '99 as a peak year for tornadoes
Weather radios not easy to find
Hundreds of insurance claims filed
Businesses not reopening as swiftly as hoped
Long shopping list for family that lost house, clothes
Road & school closings; curfews
- Two victims remembered; 2 buried today
Forest teaches lessons anew
Government tries to get back to normal
Synagogue lends hand to church
Mail delivery interrupted
Sycamore moves some games to opponents' fields
Tax deadline extended for victims
Warren County sets up hot line

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