Master Gunnery Sergeant Michael Allen Thiry, USMC (Ret), 80, of Grandview, Missouri, was born June 17, 1943, in Fostoria, Ohio, the son of Charles T. and Pearl M. (Zender) Thiry. He departed this life Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City.
Mike was a 1961 New Riegel, Ohio High School graduate. He later earned an associate degree from Johnson County Community College Overland Park, Kansas.
On December 7, 1963, he was united in marriage to Barbara-Louise Pankoff in Hicksville, New York.
Mike served faithfully for twenty-one years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as Master Gunnery Sergeant in 1982. He was a Vietnam-era veteran. Following retirement from the Marine Corps, he was employed as a Systems Analyst for the Department of Defense, retiring in 2003. He was a founding member of the Marine Corps Disbursing Association (M.C.D.A). He enjoyed playing slots, bird watching, collecting duck stamps, and time spent with family, especially his grandchildren.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Thiry and Joe Thiry.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara-Louise of Grandview; four children, Veronica (and Brian) Hagelin of Grandview, Jeffrey (and Terri Worthington) Thiry of Houston, Texas; Alessandra (and Brad) Kinney of South Kansas City, and Michele (and Richie) Isaman of Grandview; nine grandchildren, Brendon Thiry, Lorien Thiry, Mikayla (and Josh) Doss, Mercedes Kinney, Nathan Kinney, Madeline Helms, Marissa Helms, Brian Hagelin, Jr. and Riley Patee; three great grandchildren, Paige Doss, Lily Kinney, and Felecity Kinney; two sisters, Donna Kin and Tony (and Clyde) Miller of Ohio; other relatives and friends.
Cremation has been accorded.
Visitation and a celebration of Mike's life was held Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at the funeral home. Pastor Mike Evans officiated.
Graveside military services and internment were held Wednesday, September 6, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, with full military honors by the United States Marine Corps.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the M.C.D.A. Scholarship Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.StanleyEdenburn.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550