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Jo Stewart waves goodbye to a friend as she laughs during a meeting of the Laughing Club in Solon Springs in this 2010 photograph. Stewart was killed in a car accident in Solon Springs last week. (Jed Carlson/

Laughter goes on

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In the words of Josephine “Jo” Stewart, “Those who laugh, last.” Although 85-year-old Stewart, founder of the Solon Springs Laughing Club, was killed in a car accident last week, the laughter goes on.


“I only told one friend that I would go to laugh in our place on Main Street Thursday, as usual,” said Viola LaBounty of Solon Springs. “That’s what Jo would want and expect, for laughter to continue even when she isn’t there.”

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