Share |

Kirby Stokes

mugshot

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.

OBITUARIES

Marvin Peery

thumb

Marvin N. Peery, 73, Lone Elm, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.Marvin was born Aug. 17, 1941, in Ottawa, the son of Charles Kenneth and Irene (Carrier) Peery. He grew up in Lone Elm where he attended grade school and he graduated... [More]

Eileen Wagner

thumb

Eileen Jane “Hanson” Wagner, 80, Carthage, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. Eileen was born March 19, 1935, in Ada, Minn., to Ole Hanson and Hilma “Ljunggren” Hanson. She had been a resident of Carthage the past four years, moving here from Iola... [More]

Betty Stark

thumb

Betty Stark, 88, Wagoner, Okla., passed this life Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Wagoner Community Hospital in Wagoner.  Betty was born March 5, 1927, in Wellington. Her parents were Elmer G. Lee and Minnie Ann (Warden) Lee.  She grew up in Kansas, living in Wichita,... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Letting the good times stroll (and roll)

thumb

It was a perfect day for a stroll in Riverside Park Saturday morning. The third annual MOM’s (Mothers of Miracles) Stroll and Roll brought people of all ages to support area children with special needs.The morning kicked off with informational booths and carnival games... [More]

Young Authors feted

thumb

Different life experiences push people into becoming authors. For authors Mike Graf and Louise Borden, childhood adventures led them to their respective paths.Graf and Borden were in Iola Friday and Saturday for the 16th annual Allen County Young Authors celebration. They met... [More]

Toland shares vision of active communities

thumb

Thrive Allen County is working to create a more active culture. Thrive’s executive director, David Toland, spoke Friday at the monthly See, Hear Iola session to give an update on the trail system.Iola’s trail system started in 2008 with the opening of the Prairie... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Allen softball ends season with late-inning loss

thumb

CHANUTE — Allen Community College’s softball season came to a heartbreaking end over the weekend.The Red Devils were on the losing end of late-inning comebacks Friday and Saturday in their Region IV playoff series with Neosho County. The team lost the series, 2-1.On... [More]

Driskel, Taylor shine at Fredonia

thumb

FREDONIA — Iola High’s track team competed at the Fredonia Invitational on Friday. Two athletes stood out in a day in which everyone had to contend with strong wind.Emery Driskel took third in the high hurdles with a time of 16.2 seconds. The time matched her personal... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription