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Keokuk Co. cleans up, remembers woman killed in storm

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Many in Kinross are remembering their friend, Angie Hanchett, who was killed Sunday when a tornado came through the town.

Hanchett was well-known by many in town, since she had worked as an office manager at a nearby doctor's office for nearly 20 years.

"She will be greatly missed," said William A. Watts, Vice President of Mercy Clinics, in a statement. "We are keeping Angie's family and friends in our thoughts and prayers."

While the town is mourning the loss, people are glad there wasn't more damage. Their yards may be a mess, but their homes are still standing.

Josh Bringman was working in his horse barn Sunday when the powerful storm rolled through his hometown of Kinross.

"I heard a bunch of rattling, banging around. Of course, the west door rattles a lot when the wind blows," said Bringman.

The area doesn't have any sirens. His wife was at home a few blocks away, worried sick, knowing the area was under a tornado warning.

"She got pretty scared because she knew this was going on down here, and she couldn't call me because the phone doesn't work in this tin barn," said Bringman.

Bringman and his wife are OK -- though the roof was ripped off their garage. Others saw worse property damage.

"It took this large building over here," said Bringman. "That was a big, newest building in town. It was great big -- a guy in North English has it. He stores a bunch of his sporting equipment in there."

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