Eleanor “Elaine” Gallagher, known to many as “Nano,” 87, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Elaine was born in Dallas, Texas on November 9, 1929, to Adolph and Sophie (Pavlicek) Miller. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School. She went on to attend Elliott’s Business College. On June 22, 1952, she married Milton C. Gallagher, and after his retirement from the military, they moved back to Ennis.
She worked for twenty-six years in the banking field with Ennis State Bank, Citizens National Bank, Republic Bank, North Carolina National Bank ending as Executive Secretary for Mr. Joe Musolina, President of Bank of America, Dallas, Texas. She loved playing her accordion, traveling, gardening and spending time with family. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, KJZT, SPJST, Auxiliary member of Knights of Columbus and Czech Heritage Society.
She is survived by sons: Michael Gallagher and wife, Susanne and Robert Gallagher and wife, Jane; daughter, Kathleen Prachyl; daughter-in-law, Debbie Gallagher; brother, Adolph Miller, Jr.; grandchildren: Crystal Edgell, John Gallagher, Jr., Jennifer Martin, Robert Gallagher, Jr., Stephanie Manion, Jessica Marshall, Andrew Prachyl, Daniel Prachyl, Andrew Novak, Sharon Bense and Suzanne White; great grandchildren: Jordan, Joseph, Avary, Zachary, Nicholas, Benjamin, Ave, Lilly, Ella, Eleanor, Rylie, Kylee, Mykala, Jonathan and Austin and one great-great-grandson, Armani, and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Adolf and Sophie Miller, Sr., husband, Milton C. Gallagher, sons: John M. Gallagher and Kevin R. Gallagher and brother, Bernard Miller.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. in St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father John Dick as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Joseph Cemetery or St. Jude’s Research Center of Dallas.