Arlo E. Thiry

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.

Robert E. Thiry

Graveside services with military honors for Robert E. Thiry, 81, Lawrence, will be 11:00 am, Monday, May 21, 2018, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 pm, Sunday, May 20 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

He died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at his home.

Robert was born August 26, 1936, in rural Lawrence, the son of Clifford Hughes and Evelyn Lola Hayden Thiry. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1955.

After High School he was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1959 to 1961. He later worked for Southwest Ornamental Iron in Bonner Springs from 1962-1968. In 1968 he became a Carpenter/Millwright and was part of the local unions 2279 and 1445. In 1978 Robert became the Director of Carpenter Apprenticeship in Topeka and Lawrence. He was named the state director in 1984. He was named to the Kansas Council on Vocational Education and State Apprenticeship Council in 1987. Robert retired in August of 1998.

Robert loved classic cars, could fix just about anything, and was always the first to volunteer his time or expertise. He enjoyed being in the senior bowling league and was a member of the Oldsmobile Club of America.

Robert married Shirley Ann Willits on September 10, 1961, in McLouth, Kansas, she survives of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Michael Thiry, Lawrence; daughter Lori White, Lawrence; sister Neva Leo, Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren Madeline White, Waylon Banks(Alison), Ashley Flaskerud.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Alwilna Stoltenberg, brothers, Willard, Herbert and Donald Thiry.

Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses/Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Carol LaDean Thiry

Funeral services for Carol LaDean Thiry, 73, Lawrence, will be 10 am, Monday March 28, 2016, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hubble Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie, KS.

She died Thursday March 24, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Carol was born August 31, 1942, in Lawrence, the daughter of Winford and Viola Thiry. She grew up on a farm in rural Oskaloosa. Carol attended Chester Grade School. She worked at Cottonwood.

Survivors include a brother, Arlo E. Thiry, McLouth; a nephew Duane Thiry, McLouth; a niece Denise Rivera and grand niece Ashley Rivera both of Keene Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cottonwood, Inc., sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

the family will receive friends from 9am to 10am Monday before the funeral at the funeral home.