Father Thomas Francis Cawley 1930 - 2013 Kansas City
Father Thomas Francis Cawley, C.M., 83, of Kansas City, died Friday, October 18, 2013. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 7032 West 71st Street, Overland Park, KS with a Rosary at 7:30 PM and a visitation from 9:30 - 10:30 AM Wednesday, at St. John the Evangelist, 1234 Kentucky, Lawrence, KS with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests Memorial contributions to Vincentian Parish Mission Center, Independence, MO or Catholic Community Hospice.
Father Cawley was born January 14, 1930, on the family farm near Lawrence, KS. He was ordained and celebrated his First Solemn Mass at St. John The Evangelist in Lawrence, KS. He spent 14 years in Taiwan and 16 years in Hong Kong and returned back to Kansas in 1993. In 2007 he celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Ordination at St. John's in Lawrence. He is survived by siblings: Marie Ice, Lawrence, KS, Robert Cawley, Eudora, KS, Galen (Cathy) Cawley, Coloma, MI, Dennis (Janet) Cawley, Shawnee, KS, Phyllis (Jerry) Forchee, St. Louis, MO, David Cawley, Shawnee, KS and brother-in-law George Desch, Topeka, KS, and many nieces and nephews and extended family. (Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444)