About

When a family in the Kansas City, Missouri, area loses a loved one, they trust the compassionate team at Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home and Cemetery to handle the funeral and burial services. We provide individual attention and unique celebrations to people from all walks of life.

Brand-new funeral home building

Chapel at White Chapel Funeral HomeConveniently located in the heart of Gladstone, on the grounds of Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery, the brand-new Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home features more than 12,000 square feet of space. Families enter through a beautiful lobby with a custom, suspended-wood-panel ceiling and a 10-foot-wide fireplace.

The elegant chapel seats more than 200 people in Chiavari chairs. It has vaulted ceilings, converts easily to an event space and has state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment that accommodates all types of media. Nine projectors display visual effects during themed services.

The funeral home also has a hospitality room for receptions of up to 60 guests, private family viewing rooms and five arrangement rooms. A porch overlooking Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery offers another 1,000 square feet of gathering space.

Personalized funeral services

Reception room at White Chapel Funeral HomeWhile our funeral service options have evolved over the years, our commitment to high standards remains unchanged. Whether you're seeking a cremation with a simple memorial service, a traditional funeral or a modern celebration of life, we go the extra mile to make it happen—and we do it with an unmatched level of care and compassion.

Want a dove release? You got it. The best barbecue in Kansas City? You can have that, too. Monogrammed seed packets or key chains as mementos? Yes. Our team takes the time to ask questions, learn about your family and help plan a memorial service filled with special details.

Catered events are our specialty. Let’s plan a breakfast buffet, wine-and-cheese reception, cake-and-coffee break or full sit-down dinner. Whatever your wish, whatever the detail, we’ll make it happen.

Learn more about our hospitality services.

Cremation services in Kansas City

Signature Dedication at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home & ParkThere are many options for cremation in Clay County—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With facilities for outdoor services, expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

If you're interested in cemetery placement, Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery includes a variety of options for a permanent resting place.

And for those who wish for something more momentous, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

Read about our unique cremation services.

Prepaid funerals and cremations

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, we specialize in working with families to plan final arrangements in advance. We recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. When you prepare ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief and comfort to your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide to help you get started.

Find out everything you need to know about planning ahead.

Grief support services

Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home offers online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service also have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®.

For up to 13 months after planning a Dignity Memorial® service, a family gets unlimited complimentary phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling any time day or night, for any reason. Any guest who attends a visitation, funeral service or burial gets the same access for up to three months.

Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery

Water feature at White Chapel Funeral HomeNewcomer's White Chapel Cemetery comprises 45 meticulously maintained acres. It is a peaceful place of evergreen trees (cypress, pine, Douglas fir and cedar), maples, Bradford pears, red sunset sweet-gums and purple plums. When in bloom, honeysuckle and roses scent the air. Several geese have made the cemetery's lake their home.

Burial options

Cemetery grounds at White Chapel Funeral HomeNewcomer's White Chapel Cemetery offers an array of interment options: in-ground burial, four mausoleum complexes, columbaria, lawn crypts, cremation niches and benches, and private and semiprivate estates.

Revelations is a large indoor mausoleum that features personalized glass-front niches. Unlike traditional granite memorials that allow only for a name and dates, these niches allow for personal items. Think: favorite records, family photographs, sports memorabilia or a collection of jewelry. In lieu of a traditional urn, cremated remains could be held in a tobacco canister, baseball, cookie jar or another personally meaningful container.

Inside the mausoleum, there are sitting areas with comfortable chairs and benches. Families may choose to hold committal services here.

Our newest development, the cremation section of Garden of Memories holds numerous options for those who choose cremation. Granite niches and pedestals can be personalized. Custom private columbarium estates allow families to create a legacy for generations to come.

Honoring veterans and public servants

Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home and Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery participate in the Homeless Veterans Burial Program and the Public Servants Program.

Through the Homeless Veterans Burial Program, we coordinate with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations to provide veterans funerals for those who have fallen on hard times.

The Public Servants Program recognizes the courage and selflessness of career and volunteer law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel by providing honorable, no-cost memorials for those who fall in the line of duty. The program also offers counseling services to family members, as well as the opportunity to create an internet tribute as a loving memorial.

Community events

Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home and Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery hold various events throughout the year. The Memorial Day service honors those who have given their lives for our freedom. Guests can expect moving speeches and a reception in front of Revelations Mausoleum. In December, we host a non-denominational Night of Remembrance, which includes sweet treats and seasonal music. Guests are invited to hang ornaments with the names and photos of loved ones on our tree and light candles in their honor. Community leaders from many religious groups are present to provide loving support.

Here for you

Located on the outskirts of Kansas City, in the Northland area, Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home and Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery offer a convenient, quiet escape from city traffic and noise. As members of the Dignity Memorial® network, the funeral home and memorial park give you the warm, familiar attention you expect from locally operated businesses and the value you deserve.

Please contact us to learn about our funeral and cremation services or to tour the cemetery grounds. We are here for you 24/7.

Reach out today.

History

Newcomer's White Chapel Cemetery was established in Gladstone, Missouri, in the early 1950s on open pastureland. In 1973, Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home opened on the cemetery property. Together the sister locations provide vital convenience and ease for families when planning funeral and burial arrangements.

View Other Trusted Funeral Homes Near Kansas City, Missouri

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

Other

Every Detail Remembered

Scroll flourish

An experience like no other, carefully crafted by our caring planning team.

Plan a Simple Cremation

Simple can still mean exceptional. Let us show you how.

LEARN MORE
Floral component background

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery 

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
Floral component background

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
Floral component background

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES
Floral component background

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES
Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

VIEW OBITUARIES

Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Nicole and Ros were absolutely wonderful"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

November 2021

"My family unfortunately has experienced a few losses back to back and always brought us back to Newcomers. The staff has always been accommodating and welcoming. This time I had the pleasures of working with Nicole and she literally went above and beyond with everything she did for our family. I couldn't have been more grateful to have worked with someone who is so passionate about what she does and that she makes it very personable and sincere for those during these tough moments! I can't say thank you enough!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer

October 2021

"The funeral director was readily available at a time that met the needs of all family and friends. All of the prepaid funeral plans were went through with the family. We were offered to add anything we felt was necessary. Help was given to make the perfect obituary, and they even offered additions or alterations to the obituary within a moments notice. He helped meet our time line to find a place where the pastor of our choice could be accommodated. All of the funeral home staff were great and made everyone feel comfortable and made sure everything ran smooth."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Customer

August 2021

"I have used newcomers white chapel for my funeral planning, my late husband's funeral planning, and my mother-in-law's funeral planning. The funeral for my late husband and my mother-in-law were very smooth sailing. They made sure that they met our needs and desires throughout every step or the planning and funeral process. It's nice to know that there is someone to walk you through everything. It gives families a chance to grieve without having to worry. They take care of everything from beginning to end."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

July 2021

View More Reviews