Mary R. Galvin

March 11, 2018

Mary R. Galvin 89, of Carmel, Ind., died March 11, 2018 at St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis, Ind.  She was born June 9, 1928 in Frankfort, Ind. to William Sanford & Lona Pearl (Stewart) Brewer.   She married Francis William “Sandy” Galvin on September 5, 1950 and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2003.  Mary was a 1946 graduate of Jackson Township School (Clinton County, IN).  She worked as a credit manager for Alden Department Store and a bookkeeper for Jacquelyn Fry Collection for 20 years.  She had lived in Frankfort prior to moving to Carmel in 1981.  Mary won the American Legion Award in 1942.  Mary was a loving mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family.

Visitation and Services

No visitation is planned. Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to American Heart Association. Please share a personal message for the family on this site.

Survived by:

Daughter: Jacquelyn (Gary) Bilbrey of Carmel, Ind. Son-Stephen R. (Tamara) Galvin of Bloomington, Ind., 3 Grandchildren: Bryan W. Fry of Fishers, Reagan M. (Shawn) Williams of Carmel & Conor Matthew Galvin of Stanford, Cal. and 2 Great Grandchildren, Rilee N. Wilson and Vaughn E. Williams both of Carmel.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers and a sister.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Mary R. Galvin”

  1. Maggie & Brian Kelly March 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    We will miss your smile and wonderful personality. Enjoyed our many talks and many laughs. Don’t worry about William Murdock, I will keep a close eye on him for both of us. Brian and I will keep a close eye on Jacque and Gary. Enjoy your new journey. Much love to you and your family.

  2. Sally (Ghere) Mohler March 13, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Jackie and Steve,

    Thinking of you at this time of your Mom’s passing. I can’t express how much she will be missed by all of us. Personally, I will never forget how she good-naturedly accompanied you (Jackie), Marsha, and I on the piano while we sang our renditions of “Johnny Angel” and “I Will Follow Him.” How she ever possessed so much patience when we begged her to play those songs over and over is beyond my comprehension at this time.. I also remember her hearty laugh and her love of euchre. What a spirited euchre player! I remember our parents playing euchre with your parents until the wee hours of the morning. I am convinced your Mom has already started up a euchre tournament with Aunt Essie in Heaven. Blessings and peace to you all.


    Sally, Richard, Christopher, and Megan Mohler (husband: Joshua Wilson)
    Shirley Ghere and Cynthia
    Sheree and Kristy Ghere
    Gary, Juanita, Ashley, Alex, and Caitlin Ghere

  3. Greg Finch March 14, 2018 at 7:34 am

    To Steve and Family: So very sorry for your loss. Hard to believe, sometimes, that your life on Ann Street (or in Frankfort for that matter) was so long ago. Please do not hesitate to reach-out if there is anything you need.

  4. Sally Morgan March 14, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s death. She was always so friendly and fun to talk to. I’m the eldest of the Thrine girls and one of Rick’s cousins. Your family is in my prayers

  5. Susan (Thrine) Teeter (Rick & Debbie’s Cousin) March 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Remembering “Jackie Jo and Stevie” when we were all young kids, a few years ago. Your Mom and Dad were both such wonderful caring people and I’m very sorry for your loss. I did your Mom’s hair for a few years when I worked at Cuba’s. I looked forward to her appointments every week and catching up on ‘old times’.

  6. Stuart and Carole Ghere; John and Patti Jeith, Jordan, Joshua, Jacob March 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    We were so saddened at the death of Mary Ruth. We will miss her. We remember visiting her when she lived in Frankfort. She had a great smile and we always felt welcome in her home. God bless you.

  7. Martin & Carol Ann Henderson March 16, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Steve…So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Marty & CA

  8. Christina Brown March 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Jackie: so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I know the sadness of losing your Mother. Please, give your sorrow to God and he will give you peace.
    Chris (Danner) Brown

  9. Jan McGill March 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Steve and family –

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this rough time. I remember your mom and dad being so good to all of us at the Red Barn.

    Jan McGill

  10. Vaughn Williams March 21, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I miss her so very much and have cried and prayed for her every day. l love you Nan-Nan.

    Vaughn Williams (great-granddaughter)

  11. Vaughn Williams March 21, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    I really miss her and I’ve cried every day.

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