About

McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown provides funeral and memorial services in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Our dedicated team works hard to create a fitting tribute that reflects the life of the person being celebrated.

Planning ahead

We also work with families to plan funeral services in advance, so your wishes are known and your family members are protected from additional expenses and aren’t required have to make decisions regarding arrangements at the time of a loved one's death. Whether you desire a traditional funeral with visitation or a cremation with an upbeat memorial service, we can make it possible.

WHV 2020 - Level 1 We honor veterans

McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Community involvement

Our staff at McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown actively supports the Kansas City community throughout the year, volunteering at community kitchens and staying active in service clubs and neighborhood associations. In addition, we help area churches with their holiday observances and festivals, and host families in December who attend our annual 'Blessing of the Angels' service.

Trusted provider

We are a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network. As North America's largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand assures each family receives quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.

History

McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown is a combination of 3 firms. The Eylar Brothers Undertakers was initially established in Kansas City in 1899. Later in the early 1920s, the Mellody-Joyce-Taylor firm was established and became known as Mellody & McGilley in 1930, when James P. McGilley became a member of the firm.

In 1945, Mr. McGilley purchased the Eylar Brothers Funeral Home and combined the companies at a facility located at Linwood Boulevard and Woodland Street. After combining, Mellody-McGilley-Eylar bought the company of Quirk and Tobin Undertakers at Linwood Boulevard and Main Street in 1954.

Three years later, in 1957, Quirk and Tobin Funeral Home was renamed Mellody-McGilley-Eylar Funeral Home. In 1959, Mellody-McGilley-Eylar pioneered the funeral planning process and began offering financing options. In 1970, the funeral home at Linwood and Woodland was closed, and the Linwood and Main location became known as the McGilley Midtown Chapel.

Today, operating as McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown, we continue to provide cost-saving options to the families we serve. Carrying on this legacy, the 4th generation of the McGilley family, Mark and Patrick, still serves the Kansas City community.

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

Religious & Cultural

Other Languages Spoken

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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.

"The staff was extraordinary. Very good experience from beginning to end"

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August 2022

"The experience with this Funeral Home was just amazing John has a great team they did a fantastic job on the makeup and expression of the face"

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August 2022

"I have been recommending McGilley Midtown Chapel to everyone I know! I tell them that the professionals here (especially Bob Kalkofen and John Utt) will help them arrange everything in a relatively stress-free, caring environment. I know Bob and John have been doing this for a long time, but I really felt like I was the only person they were helpi

ng, because they were THAT attentive. I cannot say enough nice things about the two of them! Everyone was kind and compassionate, from the office personnel Richard and Gary, to the driver of our hearse, Bill Walker. I am truly grateful that McGilley Midtown handled my mom's pre-planned arrangements."

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March 2022

"The staff was very helpful, dedicated to our service and the comforting in our darkest time. Their kindness was genuine and felt by all attendees and family. We are grateful for their presence and all their efforts!"

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