McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47Th Street, Kansas City, MO


Monica J. Hancock

13 May , 192522 July , 2019

Monica Jean Ryan Hancock has completed her journey to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was surrounded by her family and held in the arms of her children. She let all of her family and friends know how much she loved them before she left.

She is survived by her sister Letah Patricia Ryan from Maine, her seven children and their spouses: Patricia L. Taylor (Steve); Cecilia A. Shull (Steve), William J. Hancock (Karol), Vincent P. Hancock (Pam), Leo F. Hancock (Lisa), Terrence S. Hancock (Liz), and Stephen E. Hancock (Karen); 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. One great grandchild, who proceeded her in death, Katherine Todd, was present to greet her at Heaven’s gate. She had many nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt Monica and will miss her dearly.

Visitation will be 10am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11am, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Inurnment at a later date.

Monica was very active in her parish, Our Lady of Lourdes. She was a person who actively lived her Christian faith. She was past president of the Altar Society, Eucharistic minister to the sick and homebound, RCIA director with her husband Bud, and member of the quilting club. The parish loved her to read scripture at Mass.

She was a meticulous seamstress and excellent cook. Her cherry and apple pies were the best on the planet. Let’s not even talk about her fried chicken.

She enjoyed her home and her beautiful flower gardens. She loved hosting parties for Christmas, bridal showers, baby showers and chicken foot dominoes. She made herself the official welcome wagon for her neighborhood by baking each new resident an apple pie and hand delivering it herself.

She made sure her children were always dressed well on a limited budget by making all their clothes herself. From layette to suits and bridal gowns, they all would stand out in a crowd.

Her love and friendship was cherished by all.

Miss you Mom.


  • Visitation Saturday, 27 July , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 27 July , 2019


Monica J. Hancock

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Evelyn Staggs-Scofield

29 July 2019

My condolences to the family and friends. She was a wonderful woman. My love to you all.
My memory was she watched us kids after school. And one day my brother Alan wanted to know what would happen if we put a cat in the dryer and turn it on, so we did. I don't think she ever got over it. We were young. By the way the cat was not hurt, it was only in there a few seconds.

Jo Fisher

26 July 2019

What a Beautiful Lady....my prayers are going out to all the FAMILY...God Bless

Cecilia Shull

25 July 2019

My Mom--, Every visit from the people she loved she looked at them and told them she loved them. Love is all that was there inside her. Simply love. She shared love each and every time we were with her as well as with all souls who walked into her room at the assisted living facility. Christ was finished with a magnificent piece of pottery. He walked her gently home.
His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord'" (Matthew 25:16-23).
I will miss you Mom.