The effect of the deaths of Gene Harris, 86, and his wife Opal, 83, on the Golden City community are described in this report from KSDK of St. Louis.
The couple, along with Betty Berg, 56, were killed by the tornado Wednesday night.
Their neighbor, Willie Stefan, said, "They pretty much kept to themselves. They were well liked in the community.
Berg's husband, Mark Berg, 56, remains in critical condition, according to the report.