Petersburg Tornado remembered with a wreath

“You couldn’t have asked for better parents”, that was what Kay Benjamin said today at a 30 year remembrance ceremony of the Petersburg tornado that killed 7 people 30 years ago today.

Kay’s parents were Frank and Marjorie Malott who died when the F4 twister hit their farm in northern Pike County about 8:30 June 2, 1990. Mrs. Benjamin says the tornado hit a half mile from her parents house. She says her mom and dad had 30 seconds warning and her father who had arthritis could not move up and down stairs quickly. The home was hit and the couple was killed…


Today, the city of Petersburg provided and dedicated a wreath and held a moment of silence at the monument at the Pike County Courthouse that has the names of those who died in the storm. Petersburg Mayor R.C. Klipsch


About 20 people attended the short ceremony at Noon today.