Clara Lucille (Roberts) Galloway
Clara Lucille (Roberts) Galloway, 91, daughter of Chester Leon and Ida Mary (Rapp) Roberts was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Prairie City, Mo. She departed this life Jan.31, 2014 in Lee’s Summit.
Clara was united in marriage to Allen “Bill” Milton Galloway on Sept. 21, 1941 in Rich Hill, Mo. During their marriage, they made their home in various areas in Missouri - Rockville, Nevada, Sweet Springs, Lee’s Summit, and in Emporia, Kan.
Clara, along with her husband, was very involved with building their children’s future as entrepreneurs starting with the family farm. They have owned and operated a truck line, restaurant and boat marina. Before retiring, they went back to their family roots with a farm in Emporia, Kansas. They returned to Lee’s Summit in 1981 to retire and be with their children.
Clara was a long time member of “Community of Christ” Church (RLDS), serving God through her work with Dough-Raisers, head cook for camps (youth camps, reunion, MDA), Tuesday Girls and the annual bazaar.
Clara is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen “Bill” Galloway in Feb. 2002; brother, Irving Roberts; grandsons: Alan Chamley and Jason West.
She is survived by her children: Carolyn Sue Chamley, Sylvia June West, Mary Allyn Barnes (Thomas), Julia Marlene Bredin (Jonathan), Chester Allen Galloway, Annetta Kay Toomey (Roger), and Dean Milton Galloway; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Clara’s life was centered around her love and dedication to her family. She was always involved with every detail of their lives. She had an unconditional love for them all. Her big heart and unconditional love touched many lives. She gave openly and freely to anyone in need. Her home was always open to others. To know her was to love her.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 5, with visitation 9-11 a.m. at the church prior to the service at Lee’s Summit Community of Christ Church, 1101 NE Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit. Officiating will be Elder Sam Smith with music provided by organist, Diane Craven and vocalist, Bill Lewis.
Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Aaron James Chamley, Joshua Leon Galloway,
David Kwong Whe Lee, Daniel Kwong Soo Lee, Nathan Paul Galloway, Michael Roger Toomey and John Michael Galloway.
Interment will follow the service at 2 p.m. at the Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Mo.
The family suggests memorial donations to Outreach International or a charity of choice.