Kirby E. Stokes, 52, rural LaHarpe, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park.
Kirby was born July 18, 1961, in Iola, the son of Darrell and JoAnne (Wingler) Stokes. He has made his home in the LaHarpe and Iola area most of his life.
Over the years he worked for Nelson Quarries, Gates, K.C. Feeders and Scott County, RVB Trucking and Ellsworth Trucking in addition to farming all of his life.
Kirby married Sara Bolden and they had three children. They later divorced.
He was a member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), a volunteer firefighter II for Elsmore and LaHarpe and was hazmat certified.
Survivors are his wife Peggy; three children, Phillip, Texas, Quinton, LaHarpe, and Megan, LaHarpe; three step-children and spouses, Valerie and Scott, LaHarpe, Crystal and Fortino, Indiana, and Ronnie and Annie, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Tytan, Trey and Macie Marie; five step-grandchildren, Kayla, Tanner, Kendra, Nate and Ethan; his mother, JoAnn, LaHarpe; and his sister Patricia.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at La-Harpe City Hall.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, at LaHarpe City Hall.
Burial will be at LaHarpe Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to CERT, and may be left with the funeral home.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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