Roaring their last respects


July 30, 2021 - 1:20 PM

A group of six race cars leads a funeral procession along Main Street in LaHarpe Friday in honor of Ed Stokes, a local racing enthusiast who died July 23. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

A collection of area auto racers were behind the wheels of their cars Friday along Main Street in LaHarpe to escort the funeral procession of LaHarpe’s Ed Stokes, who died July 23.

Stokes, owner of B&E  Repair, was an avid racing fan and could often be spotted in the stands at local races each weekend.