Nora 1606

Cedar County Coroner

Nora Powell


What are the Duties of the County Coroner?

Deaths pertaining to:

  • Homicide
  • Suicide
  • Accidental
  • Criminal Abortions (including those self-induced)
  • Unforeseen Sudden Occurrence (not seen by physician 36 hours preceding death)
  • Custody Deaths (while in custody of law enforcement)
  • Penal Deaths (lethal injection / legal execution)
  • Child Deaths (under age of 18)
  • Unusual or Suspicious
  • Manner Deaths
  • Occur in Non-licensed Health Care Facilities (hospice type),
  • Occur in Licensed Health Care Facilities (nursing home I residential care)


Other Duties:

Prepare a Budget for Income and Expenditures
To be Conservator of Peace (throughout his or her county)
To Execute Process When Sheriff Disqualified (when sheriff is a party / involved)
To Perform Duties of Sheriff When Office is Vacant (by death or otherwise)
To Hold Coroner's Inquest I Coroner's Jury
To Issue Warrant to Summon Coroner's Jury (coroner inquest)
Coroner to Administer Oath to Jurors
Coroner to Issue Subpoenas (witnesses)
Order Postmortem Examination (autopsy)
Certify Cause and Manner of Death (death certificate)
Order Blood Sample Test for Alcohol & Drug Content (all motor vehicle fatalities)
Report Toxicology results in ·writing to Missouri State Highway Patrol
Procure Organ Donations (procurement of cadaver organ and tissue donation)


List courtesy of the Missouri Coroner and Medical Examine's Association



Nora Powell
113 South Street
Stockton, MO 65785

Phone: 417.276.6700 Ext. 252
Cell: 417.276.1999
Fax: 417.276.0263
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Frank Brumfield, Assistant Coroner


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