McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS


Mary C. O'Connor

October 23, 1931May 21, 2020

Mrs. Mary C. O’Connor, (nee Galvin), died peacefully at home on May 21, 2020 in Overland Park, KS at the age of 88. Mary is survived by her husband of 65 years James O’Connor of Overland Park, KS; her son, Timothy O’Connor (Barbara) of Overland Park, KS; her daughters, Katie Audley (John) of Overland Park, KS, Eileen Quinn (Dr. John) of Bucyrus, KS, Maureen Miners (Mike) of Merritt Island, FL, Peggy Auld (Jesse) of Kansas City, MO, and Theresa Osner (Steve) of Shawnee, KS. Mary leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren who will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bridget (Cahill) Galvin, of Kansas City, MO; siblings, John, Thomas, Sr. Ann, BVM, Sr. Eileen, BVM, Fr. Jim C.M., Agnes, Margaret and Frances.

Mary was born on October 23, 1931 in Kansas City, MO. The same day and year as her one true love. She graduated from St. Aloysius Catholic High School. She was a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary Ancient Order of Hibernians, co-founded Irish American Social Club, an avid volunteer in organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America, St. Mary’s Food Kitchen and Queen of the Holy Rosary Altar and Rosary Society. Her faith, family and friends were Mary’s passions in life. Her Irish smiling eyes will be missed.

A private mass will be held at Queen of the Holy Rosary in Overland Park. A private burial will be held Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003-7991 or The Vincentians Missions at 1805 W St. Joseph St, Perryville, MO 63775.


  • James O'Connor, Husband
  • Timothy O'Connor (Barbara), Son
  • Katie Audley (John), Daughter
  • Eileen Quinn (Dr. John), Daughter
  • Maureen Miners (Mike), Daughter
  • Peggy Auld (Jesse), Daughter
  • Theresa Osner (Steve), Daughter
  • Mary also leaves behind 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

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  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • The Vincentians Missions


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Mary C. O'Connor

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Bill Hankins

May 28, 2020

Jim, so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing from this life. I have many pleasant memories of working with you and having the opportunity to socialize with you and Mary at several station functions. Also had the pleasure of getting to know Theresa and Steve when she worked with Paula. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Theresa and all your family.
Bill and Paula Hankins

John (Jack) Gladbach

May 28, 2020

Sending My sympathy to Mary's family. I grew up in St.Vincentt's parish , a classmate of Francis and was an Altar Boy at Fr. Jim's First Mass.Will always remember Mary's beautiful smile. And, Jim, will always be grateful for the volunteer help you and Mary did for the Little Sisters and their residents..............John Gladbach

Pat Traffas

May 26, 2020

Dearest Friends,

With joyful memories of seeing Mary and Jim always together at Queen, I share this Irish Blessing:

"May her good deeds be candles to light her way to Heaven,
where Mary will be greeted by her Savior and Blessed Mother
who will erase the harm of the years
and welcome her into Life Everlasting."

God bless you all.

Peter and Jill Brake

May 23, 2020

Jim, Tim and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Mary was a lovely person. We send you our prayers and best wishes during this time.
Peter and Jill Brake

Ann Wormington Clark

May 23, 2020

I will always remember he twinkling eyes, and her wonderful laugh!I grew up running around her house, and every now and then, she'd give me this look with a little bit of eyebrow thrown in, that made me sure she knew whatever wrong thing I had done, even if I was sure there was no way she could know. I was positive she knew every wrong thing I had ever done, and she probably did! :) As an adult, I loved how she would hold my hand and be eager to hear with obvious joy whatever I had to share with her. A beautiful woman with a beautiful family, that I am blessed to be joined to. - And yes, she did have a bit of mischief in those twinkling eyes!

Gayle Reynolds

May 23, 2020

I remember Aunt Mary always having a great time when we had family get togethers. She was so easy to talk to and genuinely interested it what you had to say. Her beautiful smile could brighten anyone's day! Love to all the family!

Bruce Carter

May 23, 2020

Mary O'Connor was truly one of the Best!

I will greatly miss her at Mass at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church.

Prayers for her family.


Dr. Bruce A. Carter

Annette Gauthier

May 23, 2020

Katie always had a beautiful smile. She was a beautiful soul. May she be at peace with Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother.

Jamie McCray

May 22, 2020

Mr. O’Connor, Theresa, Peggy and the entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss . Mrs. O’Connor never met a stranger and always remembered me when we would meet...especially at mass! You could always count that she would be in her pew. You are blessed to have been loved by her! Prayers to all of you!

Theresa and john Rellihan

May 22, 2020

A beautiful lady w a beautiful family. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Mary, Jim and the O’Connor family. We wish we could be at the celebration of life to support you all but do know we are there in spirit and lift up our prayers for all of you at this time. Peace to all of you!
John and Theresa Rellihan


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