Former Local Residents?

Former Local Residents?

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Curious

Independence, KS

#1 Oct 10, 2012
Updated at 5:15 PM CST: Statement released by Kathy Jenkins, AOK Board of Directors President:

"Dana Thompson Ison was a beloved friend, coworker, daughter, sister and mother. She was an invaluable member of the AOK family as a social worker and school-age program coordinator. She also led the mentoring program and offered counseling and assistance to anyone in need. She loved the children and they loved her. She was passionate about making a difference in their lives and she did. Words cannot express our sorrow at her passing."

Updated at 3:10 PM CST: A former Lamar policeman has shot and killed his wife, shot and injured his mother-in-law, then shot and killed himself.

Authorities say early this morning Landon Ison shot his wife, Dana Ison, in the family home, as well as his mother-in-law, Cheryl Thompson. It's unclear why Thompson was at the home but she went to get help from neighbors who called 911 before 1 a.m. this morning. Thompson was taken by LifeFlight for life threatening injuries.

Landon Ison's body was found at a different location at about 2:30 a.m. Authorities say he shot himself with a rifle.

In August Landon Ison resigned from the Lamar Police Department, but authorities say he just stopped coming to work.

Landon and Dana Ison had two children. They were at the home at the time of the shooting but were not injured are currently with family.

Authorities say they were married for about nine years and while the couple was still married, that had separated earlier in October.

Dana Ison worked at AOK, an organization that works with under-privileged children.

Authorities were not sure if Landon Ison was currently employed.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

Updated at 1:50 PM CST: The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms two people are dead and another person is in critical condition at a Springfield hospital.

A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. We will post more information as it is confirmed.

Reported October 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM CST: Authorities are investigating an overnight shooting death in southwest Missouri.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is leading the investigation of a shooting outside of Lamar shortly after 1 a.m. this morning with the assistance of the Barton County sheriff.

A reporter is on the scene and we will provide more information as it is confirmed.

Someone said they heard on the news that these were former local residents. Does anyone know?
Joshua

United States

#2 Oct 10, 2012
Former Lamar Cop Shoots and Kills Wife, Injures Mother-in-Law, Kills Self

A former Lamar police officer killed his wife, shot her mother, then killed himself early Tuesday morning near Lamar. That's the revelation from a press conference held by the Missouri State Highway Patrol this afternoon.

Shortly before 1AM, police got a 911 call to a home southwest of Lamar. 67-year-old Cheryl Thompson was found outside the home with life-threatening injuries; she's been airlifted to a Springfield hospital. Inside the home they found 33-year-old Dana Ison dead of a gunshot wound. About 90 minutes later in a remote area northwest of Lamar, a deputy found 32-year-old Landon Ison dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Landon Ison used to be a Lamar police officer; he quit this past August. Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw says everyone in the community knew the family and called them "good people."

The Isons had two boys, who survived; no word on if they saw or heard the shootings. The Isons had seperated on October 1st. Landon had been living at a different residence.

These people are former residents of Independence. And as this article says they were good people. Pray for Cheryl and this family.
Curious

Independence, KS

#3 Oct 10, 2012
Another news release said services would be with Potts Funeral Home Independence Kansas.
School

Independence, KS

#4 Oct 10, 2012
Did she go to Independence High School?
Old Timer

Springfield, MO

#5 Oct 10, 2012
Pretty sure that she did.
Classmate

Independence, KS

#6 Oct 10, 2012
She went to Tyro Christian.
Middle School

Independence, KS

#7 Oct 10, 2012
She did attend Riley and the Middle school in Independence.
Jeni

Spencer, NC

#8 Oct 10, 2012
Dana used to babysit my son and daughter during summer breaks! I never had to worry about my children in her care! She was the sweetest girl! My kids loved her! She will be greatly missed! Prayers go out to Cheryl and the family!
Joshua

Cotopaxi, CO

#9 Oct 10, 2012
By Jeff Lehr
[email protected] The Joplin Globe
LAMAR, Mo.— Landon L. Ison never offered a reason for abruptly quitting his job as a Lamar police officer two months ago.
He moved out of the house he shared with his wife and two sons at the start of this month.
Then shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, emergency responders were called to the troubled family’s home about a mile southwest of Lamar after Ison reportedly shot and killed his wife, Dana I. Ison, 33, and critically wounded her mother, Cheryl J. Thompson, 67.
Thompson left the home at 91 S.W. Fifth Lane and went to a neighbor’s house seeking help in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. The neighbor called 911.
Barton County sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical technicians found Thompson still conscious outside the residence, and she was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield with what was described as a life-threatening gunshot wound.
Dana Ison was discovered unresponsive inside the home, according to Sgt. Mike Watson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She also had been shot, he said. The couple’s two sons were unharmed, he said.
Watson said investigators quickly developed the 32-year-old estranged husband as the lone suspect and began looking for him. About 2:30 a.m., officers located his blue Ford Explorer along a road about four miles northwest of Lamar. The search for him ended in a nearby field.
Ison had taken his own life with a rifle that was recovered near his body, Watson said.
“I think it’s a terrible thing,” Lamar police Chief Ron Hager said in reaction to the murder-suicide at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Hager said Ison was a good officer in the more than nine years he served on the Lamar police force since being hired in January 2003. Before that, he had served as a dispatcher with the Barton County Sheriff’s Department.
The police chief said Ison never gave him a reason for quitting Aug. 7. He just chose not to come into work one day, he said.
Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw said he asked the state patrol to serve as the lead investigative agency in the shootings “because of the close personal relationships we all had with Officer Ison.”
Barton County Circuit Court records show that Landon Ison filed for divorce in January. Court records indicate that Ison and his wife both submitted parenting plans to the court. But the record shows that the case was dismissed by both parties on July 11.
Shaw, who acknowledged being a close friend of the couple, said he did not necessarily know all that was going on in their relationship.
“Whenever I was around, they seemed to have a good relationship,” Shaw said.“I can’t tell you what’s been going on recently because I haven’t been right there with them.”
The sheriff said he was aware that his friend had quit his job with the Lamar police. He said Ison never told him why, and he chose not to force the issue by asking. Everyone in the community regarded the Isons as “hard-working people,” he said.
Dana Ison worked for AOK Youth Development Services. Kathy Jenkins, president of AOK’s board of directors, released a statement praising her contributions as a social worker and school-age program coordinator.
“She loved the children and they loved her,” the statement read.“She was passionate about making a difference in their lives and she did. Words cannot express our sorrow at her passing.”
Watson declined to discuss details about how many times each woman was shot or the sequence of events inside the house that resulted in the shootings. He also declined to comment on whether the rifle discovered with Landon Ison’s body is believed to have been the weapon used in the shootings of his wife and mother-in-law. He said such details remain under investigation.
He also declined to comment on whether the couple’s two boys witnessed the shootings.
Separation
FORMER POLICE OFFICER LANDON ISON moved out of his family’s home Oct. 1
Old Timer

Springfield, MO

#10 Oct 11, 2012
Does anyone know Cheryls condition?
rhi

Lavon, TX

#11 Oct 11, 2012
hi
Curious wrote:
Updated at 5:15 PM CST: Statement released by Kathy Jenkins, AOK Board of Directors President:
"Dana Thompson Ison was a beloved friend, coworker, daughter, sister and mother. She was an invaluable member of the AOK family as a social worker and school-age program coordinator. She also led the mentoring program and offered counseling and assistance to anyone in need. She loved the children and they loved her. She was passionate about making a difference in their lives and she did. Words cannot express our sorrow at her passing."
Updated at 3:10 PM CST: A former Lamar policeman has shot and killed his wife, shot and injured his mother-in-law, then shot and killed himself.
Authorities say early this morning Landon Ison shot his wife, Dana Ison, in the family home, as well as his mother-in-law, Cheryl Thompson. It's unclear why Thompson was at the home but she went to get help from neighbors who called 911 before 1 a.m. this morning. Thompson was taken by LifeFlight for life threatening injuries.
Landon Ison's body was found at a different location at about 2:30 a.m. Authorities say he shot himself with a rifle.
In August Landon Ison resigned from the Lamar Police Department, but authorities say he just stopped coming to work.
Landon and Dana Ison had two children. They were at the home at the time of the shooting but were not injured are currently with family.
Authorities say they were married for about nine years and while the couple was still married, that had separated earlier in October.
Dana Ison worked at AOK, an organization that works with under-privileged children.
Authorities were not sure if Landon Ison was currently employed.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
Updated at 1:50 PM CST: The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms two people are dead and another person is in critical condition at a Springfield hospital.
A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. We will post more information as it is confirmed.
Reported October 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM CST: Authorities are investigating an overnight shooting death in southwest Missouri.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is leading the investigation of a shooting outside of Lamar shortly after 1 a.m. this morning with the assistance of the Barton County sheriff.
A reporter is on the scene and we will provide more information as it is confirmed.
Someone said they heard on the news that these were former local residents. Does anyone know?
very sad

Haslet, TX

#12 Oct 11, 2012
This is a tragedy. Praying for the family & their loss
Amber

Haslet, TX

#13 Oct 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, especially those precious boys. Also praying for a full recovery for Cheryl. So very tragic and so so sad.
a friend

Cotopaxi, CO

#14 Oct 13, 2012
wondering if anyone knows how Cheryl is doing? lets continue to pray for her and all this family.
Indy lifer

Aransas Pass, TX

#15 Oct 13, 2012
Cheryl is in a medical induced coma. They have reapplied her tongue and inserted a feeding tube. They plan to ship her to St. Louis for reconstructive surgery. Cheryl graduated from IHS in 63. Beautiful person both inside and out. Please everyone pray for the family as well as Cheryl. Going to be a long haul.
cowgirls rule

Wann, OK

#16 Oct 14, 2012
Dana's service will be Tuesday the 23rd. Please coninue to pray for Cheryl.
a friend

United States

#17 Oct 15, 2012
Indy lifer wrote:
Cheryl is in a medical induced coma. They have reapplied her tongue and inserted a feeding tube. They plan to ship her to St. Louis for reconstructive surgery. Cheryl graduated from IHS in 63. Beautiful person both inside and out. Please everyone pray for the family as well as Cheryl. Going to be a long haul.
Thanks for the information. I agree Cheryl is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I am praying for her and family.
wondering

Colony, KS

#18 Oct 17, 2012
Is there any new info on why he would have done this and if the poor little boys witnessed this horrific act of violence. How is Cheryl doing? Thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this.
a friend

United States

#19 Oct 17, 2012
I heard today that Cheryl has been moved to St. Louis and is to have the first of several surgeries this week. Marvin is with her. CHeryl is able to write and thus communicates. Please continue to pray. A jar has been placed at Casey's to help with expences.
for friend

United States

#20 Oct 17, 2012
Thank you so much for the updates on Cheryl. Since many of us do not want to intrude on the family's privacy during these extreme times, it is great that we can be informed about Cheryl and her recovery. Please tell her family many friends and coworkers from Standard Motors think of her and pray for the family daily. Again thanks so much for keeping us informed and God Bless.

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