Graveside services for Arlo E. Thiry, 92, Mc Louth, will be 3 pm, Friday June 21, 2019, at Hubble Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
He died Tuesday June 18, 2019, at his home.
Born and raised in the Oskaloosa/Mc Louth vicinity, Arlo was the son of Winford and Viola (King) Thiry, he was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County Kansas, his current home just 8 miles from his boyhood home.
Arlo grew up on a farm in rural Oskaloosa and attended Chester Grade School. Arlo graduated from Oskaloosa High School.
Following high school Arlo began farming with his father, was then drafted into the United States Army and served from 1950 to 1952. Upon his return he continued farming and purchased his own farm south of McLouth. In 1960 he married Ruth Couch of Choctaw, OK, and was married until her death. Arlo enjoyed woodworking, liked to watch things grow and could fix or make about anything, which went along well with his livelihood of farming. Arlo was a longtime member of the Lawrence SDA church.
Survivors include his second wife, JoAnn Hubbard-Thiry; son, Duane Thiry his wife Charlene, Mc Louth; daughter, Denise Rivera, her husband Joey, and their daughter, Ashley, all of Florida.
He is preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, Ruth Couch Thiry, their daughter, DeLauna R. Thiry and his sister, Carol L Thiry.
A visitation will be from 6-7 pm, Thursday June 20, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maranatha Volunteers International, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.