Kernal Rehobson, a transplanted South Pacific islander, found life in Southwest Missouri almost like island living.
The 43-year-old married father of four children told the Globe six years ago that he had found a similar "sense of peace here."
That sense of peace was tragically disrupted Sunday when Rehobson and two other transplanted islanders lost their lives, and four people were wounded, in a shooting rampage inside a church in Neosho. The alleged shooter is a fellow islander.
Kelson Rehobson, a brother of Kernal and a nephew of Intenson Rehobson, another of the shooting victims, said Monday that his family is hurting from the losses. The uncle left behind a wife and two children.
"We're not doing too well," Kelson Rehobson said. "We're going to miss them."
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Globe offers more background on murdered pastor
Joplin Globe reporters Joe Hadsall and Jeff Lehr offer more background into the life of murdered pastor Kernal Rehobson in an article in today's edition: