Private family services will be held at Cullen Funeral Home on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Carol was born in Independence, Missouri on February 19, 1930 to Roger C. Galvin and Helen J. (Kruse) Galvin. She grew up the youngest of three children and went to St. Mary’s grade school in Independence. After graduating from Cardinal Glennon High School in northeast Kansas City Carol worked various jobs. In life Carol loved to travel, visiting Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Jamaica, Alaska, Nova Scotia, and Mexico. She was a woman of Christian faith and it showed through her interactions with others. Carol was always willing to lend a hand to others when needed. She enjoyed playing card games with friends, making ceramics, water aerobics, and loved the Red Hat ladies. Carol cherished her time with family and never forgot a birthday.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband Ed Elsbury; parents, Roger and Helen Galvin; brother Bill Galvin; and sister Betty Jean Galvin.
She is survived by her loving children, Diane Rooney (Mike), Jan Almai (Manny), Jeff Ackland (Susan), Susan Stone (John), Leslie Brock (Rod), and Richard Ackland (Joannie); step-daughters, Laura Elsbury (Linda) and Leslie Powell (Charlie); sister in law, Ramona Galvin; twenty grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Interim Health Care, 10977 Granada Ln. Suite 105, Overland Park, Kansas 66211.
Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278