Clifford M. Gallagher, age 85 of Bonner Springs, KS. passed away on Friday April 4th, 2014 at his home while surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday April 11th at the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Bonner Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church or the Bonner Springs VFW #6401 both in care of the funeral home.
Cliff was born on May 28, 1928 in Bonner Springs and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1948 and then married Jeannine Garrett on October 14, 1950. He was a US Army Veteran serving in Korea as an MP. When he returned he worked for a short time for the Union Pacific Railroad, before beginning his career with Bonner Springs – Edwardsville USD #204 as an Electrician where he worked for many years retiring in 1991. He was the Assistant Fire Chief for the Bonner Springs Fire Department from 1965 to 1970, was a lifetime member of the Bonner Springs VFW #6401 and a member of the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 63 years Jeannine Gallagher of the home, one daughter Debe Janae Gallagher-Birzer and her husband Matt of Bonner Springs, KS., two grandchildren MacArthur and Marcus and three great-grandchildren Alexander, Jacob and Skyler.
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