At McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we have been serving the Kansas City, Missouri, community since 1955. As a locally-operated establishment, we treat each family we serve like they are a part of our own family.
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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A funeral home for everyone
Although we are recognized as a Catholic funeral establishment, at McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we are committed to serving all families in their time of need, no matter their religion, culture or background. Our professional and caring associates are knowledgeable of many funeral traditions and customs and are committed to meeting every family’s needs.
Each person’s life deserves to be celebrated in a unique and memorable way. Whether you have an immediate need for our services or are making arrangements in advance, our team will work with you to create a tribute that truly reflects your loved one’s passions and personality and honors their wishes. From music and photographs to food and keepsakes, there are countless ways to honor a loved one’s life.
Versatile funeral home facility
Whether you prefer a small, intimate gathering or a large, extravagant catered affair, our spacious funeral home facility can meet your needs. Our chapel has plenty of seating, modern décor and flat-screen TVs for playing tribute videos. We also offer a family/catering room that can be set up for catered events.
We honor veterans
At McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three 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.
McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to provide funeral and cremation services for veterans and military families. Our team members are well-versed in military funeral honors, and we provide pricing consideration for veterans and current public servants. Many of our own team members are military veterans, and their uniforms and memorabilia are on display in our Veteran Display Room in our funeral home facility.
Active in the Kansas City community
At McGilley and Sheil, we value the entire Kansas City community and know how important it is to give back to our friends and neighbors. Our associates are active and involved in many local churches, schools and veteran service organizations.
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, we can provide both the compassionate care you expect from a Kansas City-operated establishment as well as the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization service providers.
You are welcome to visit us in Kansas City at 11924 East 47th Street, to meet our friendly associates and tour our beautiful funeral home. Please give us a call to learn more about our funeral and cremation services.
Before McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home and Cremation Services was a funeral home, it was a family residence. In the early 1950s, Laurine and John Sheil purchased the Kansas City home from the Caldwell family and turned it into a traditional funeral home after making many updates and renovations. A chapel and family room were added to the building, which also accommodated a casket selection room as well as a preparation facility. Upon completion 5 years later, the location was opened as Sheil Colonial Funeral Home.
A family business
Until 1995, McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home and Cremation Services was a family-operated business owned by the Sheil and Carroll families. The location is still under the daily management of the Carroll family.
Our antique hearse
At some point in our history, John Sheil acquired an antique horse drawn hearse. We still have the antique hearse, and it can be used for funeral services upon request. You can also see the antique hearse in the local St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Kansas City.
"The whole experience and service was excellent! The people were friendly and understanding! They listen and was very accommodating and helpful, and answered every concern!"
"The staff was very caring and offered suggestions in planning the service."
"They were very caring and professional. They did not pressure us into purchasing anything we didn't need or want. Made sure we were taken care of and offered real heartfelt sympathy. Thank you for you)..."See More
Verified Cremation Customer
"The staff was wonderful to work with and were there to help out throughout the service if we needed anything. Everything was handled professional and with genuine care and compassion. Guest commente)..."See More
"Would recommend your services to family and friends . Everyone is kind and very sincere especially at our sad and difficult time they were very comforting!"
Verified Cremation Customer