She was born May 3, 1924, in Great Lakes, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard B. Tracy and Philonena Ranke Tracy.
Dorothy worked in earlier years as bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward and later as clerk with Galvin Drug Store.
She married Robert Galvin on June 22, 1946, in Fort Scott.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, former Lady Lions member and former member of the IZA Stompers Square Dance Club.
She served as election judge for many years.
Her hobbies included repairing pottery.
Survivors include her husband Bob Galvin, of the home; three sons, Michael E. Galvin and wife, Sherri, Des Moines, Iowa; Tracy Galvin and wife Donna, Cold Water, Kan.; and Kevin P. Galvin, Fort Scott; and one daughter, Janis L. Jackson and husband Kent, Waterloo, Iowa.
Also surviving is a brother, Harry Tracy, Olympia, Wash.; two grandchildren, Garrett C. Royston and Carrie Lee Flanagan; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Leora Michler.
Rev. Timothy Davish will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in U. S. National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Fort Scott Library and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.