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Michael Thompson

Michael Kirk "Mike" Thompson

Tuesday, June 13th, 1950 - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Obituary

Mike Thompson, 69, of Sibley, MO passed away September 17, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with Leukemia (AML). Mike never lost his optimism and sense of humor throughout his long illness, even to the last days of life. Visitation will be 2-3pm Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Six Mile Baptist Church, funeral services will follow at 3pm. Burial with full Military Honors will take place in Six Mile Baptist Cemetery. Mike was born on June 13, 1950, one of three children born to Ralph and Freddie (Starkey) Thompson. His earliest years were spent in Ft. Worth, TX until the family relocated to the Independence, MO area. Mike graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1968. In 1969 Mike married the love of his life, Janet Bowling. To this union 3 daughters were born. He proudly served his country in the US Army. After returning home Mike completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Mike along with his wife Janet were members of the Six Mile Baptist Church for over 40 years. He was employed with Business Men’s Assurance (BMA) for over 34 years. He then joined Lake City where he remained for the next 8 years. Mike enjoyed many outdoor activities including gardening, hunting and even cutting firewood. He was an avid woodworker and lovingly built things for his family. He valued his time with his grandchildren more than anything else. Mike was greatly loved and will be forever missed by his family and friends. Survivors include: his wife of 50 years, Janet Thompson; daughter Jennifer Wintz and her husband Tony; daughter Sarah Parsons and her husband Eric; daughter Kara Thompson and her partner Nick Hefter; grandchildren Josh, Lilly, Genny, Connor, Oliver, Mara, Nori, Ronin and Kalvin; sister Nancy Burns; special nephews Michael and Terence Burns; extended family and many friends. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald Thompson and niece Brandi Thompson. Mike and his family are thankful for the care and compassion of the Medical Staff at KU Medical Center. Donations may be made to the Stem Cell Transplant Therapy Center c/o of KU Medical Center 3901 Rainbow Blvd, KC,KS 66106 in Mike’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Buckner Chapel 816-650-5555).
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Six-Mile Baptist Church
  • Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Six Mile Baptist Church
  • Interment

    Location
    Six Mile Baptist Church Cemetery

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Joan Howard

Posted at 11:33am
Janet, I just heard yesterday about Mike's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family with strength to get through these difficult times. I remember every time Dave and I ran into you and Mike, we always told the story of getting lost on our way to our college class. Mike and Dave would get shake their heads because they heard the story so many times. Mike's favorite Christmas Carol movie was with George C. Scott and we always brought that up too! If you need someone to talk with, I'm here for you. Joan Howard

Carolyn Marsh

Posted at 11:02pm
Janet: Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time of loss. Fifty years with a loving husband is a great accomplishment so please keep those memories near to your heart. Carolyn Banks Marsh

Gary-Karen Schmidt

Posted at 10:34am
Our deepest sympathies to you Janet and your family. We are grateful for getting to meet you and visit with you at the hospital. ------Gary and Karen Schmidt, La Crosse, KS
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Karen Kelsey

Posted at 08:06pm
I always enjoyed visiting with Mike. He enjoyed cooking and so do I. He was such a talented woodworker. I really enjoyed seeing things he had made or was working on. He was always kind, upbeat and positive. I will miss him.
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