GALLAGHER, Anna Elizabeth (Kelley)

Date of birth:  28 Mar 1877 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 5 Jun 1940 Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, June 6, 1940

Mrs. Gallagher
Taken By Death


Long Illness Fatal
to Needham Woman

¶Mrs. Anna Kelly Gallagher, wife of Frank Gallagher, died at 6:45 o’­clock Wednesday evening at her home near Needham, known as the Compton home place. She was 63 years of age.

Mrs. Gallagher had been in failing health for a number of years and seriously ill since March 25, although her condition was not critical until the past week.

Funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Shelbyville.

The body will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gal­lagher, one mile northeast of Need­ham, where friends may call at anytime after 6 o’clock Thursday evening. Friends are also invited to attend the funeral service.

Mrs. Gallagher was born March 28, 1877 near Edinburgh, the daugh­ter of Thomas and Sarah Donahugh Kelly. She spent her young girlhood there later moving with her parents to a farm in Shelby County.

On Aug. 18, 1901 she was united in marriage to Frank Gallagher at the St. Joseph Catholic church in Shel­byville. They went to house­keeping in Shelby County later moving to their farm near Needham where they resided until the farm was sold and they moved to the Compton place a few weeks ago.

10 Children Survive

Eleven children were born to this union, ten of whom survive. A daughter died in infancy. Surviving with the husband are Mrs. Theresa Dehart, Greenwood; Thomas Gal­lagher, Indianapolis; Mrs. Alice Run­nebolm, Shelbyville; Victor Gal­lagher of near Needham; Francis Gallagher, Franklin; John Gallagher, Indian­apolis, James Gallagher, Fair­land; Mrs. Marguerite Magill, Rock­land; Mrs. Bernice Bullett, Avoca, N.Y. and Carl Gallagher at home.

Twenty-three grandchildren and three brothers, James Kelly, Rich­mond; Leo Kelly, Scipio and George Kelly, North Vernon, also survive.

Mrs. Gallagher was a devout mem­ber of St. Rose of Lima Cath­olic church. She was a member of the Altar Guild and the Parish Council of the National Council of Catholic Women and until failing health prevented was active in both groups. She was always ready and willing to take her share in any of the parish activities. Her home was one of genuine hospitality where he friends and those of her family were always welcome. She was a devoted wife and mother and a faithful friend.

Submitted by Mark Wirey