Frances C. Galvin

July 29, 1934December 22, 2018

Frances C. Galvin was born in Kansas City, MO on July 29, 1934 and passed away on December 22, 2018. She was the youngest child of Thomas and Bridget (Cahill) Galvin. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John, Thomas, and Rev. James Galvin, CM, and sisters Margaret, Agnes, Sr. Ann Galvin BVM, and Sr. Eileen Galvin, BVM. She is survived by her sister Mary O’Connor and brother-in-law James, nephew Tim O’Connor, nieces Katie Audley, Eileen Quinn, Maureen Miners, Peggy Auld, Theresa Osner, 18 great nieces and nephews, two great-great nieces and a great-great nephew. She is also survived by family friend Marilyn Carl.

After graduating from St. Aloysius High School, Fran received her nurses training at old St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City and later went on to earn her nursing degree. Fran spent over 44 years as a practicing nurse, the final 40 years at Menorah Medical Center from which she retired in 1999. Throughout her life, Fran not only cared for her patients but was also devoted to her family. After the death of her father, she cared for her mother and sister Aggie. Fran mastered the art of cooking and couldn’t pass up the chance to add to her cookbook collection. Sundays at Fran’s house were always a gathering of family, priests and nuns with wonderful meals (and the occasional card game).

Her love and friendship touched so many people throughout her life and she will be deeply missed. There will be a rosary service at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114 at 9:30 AM Saturday, December 29. The rosary will be followed by a Mass of Celebration at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Sisters of Charity, BVM of Dubuque, IA or the Vincentian Fathers, Perryville, MO.


  • Sisters of Charity, BVM
  • Vincentian Fathers


  • Visitation and Rosary Service Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 29, 2018

Frances C. Galvin

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Michael Widman

December 26, 2018

So sorry to hear about Fran, she was a good friend and a great neighbor to myself and my parents Larry and Jean...….I hope for peace and the comfort of family and friends through this difficult time...………..

Michael Widman