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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.

A funeral home for everyone

Front exterior signage at McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home and Cremation ServicesAlthough 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.

Celebrating life

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 level 3 badgeWe 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.

Veterans uniforms and memorabilia are on display in our Veteran Display Room at McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation ServicesMcGilley 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.

Trusted provider

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.

Visit us

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.


Chapel at McGilley and Sheil Funeral Home and Cremation ServicesBefore 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.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 816-353-6555 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"Our family was treated with the utmost in kindness and professionalism before, during and after our mother's funeral. April and Dennis treated us like family and we are so grateful. We had a very different experience with our father's service at a different funeral home and were apprehensive about going through the funeral planning process again. After five minutes at McGilley Sheil, we knew we were in good hands! Everything was perfect and April and Dennis were always checking with us to see if we needed anything. We felt well cared for with them. We highly recommend McGilley Sheil!"

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September 2020

"Dennis and his team were so very helpful and professional. Everything went as expected. We are very thankful for Dennis' friendship and for taking such good care of our family."

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September 2020

"Dennis showed exceptional expertise along with caring and compassion. We could not have asked for better care for our sister and for the rest of our family."

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September 2020

"A funeral is never a fun experience. When it is one of your closest relatives it's even more devastating. I can never thank Dennis enough for the compassion, help, empathy shown to us. He was as caring with our mother's funeral arrangements three years ago, as he was with our father's this time. I felt he went above and beyond, considering the Covid debacle. Obviously, you never want to use a funeral home's services, but if needed Dennis would be the first person I called! I love Sandy too!!! :) Thank you all for making one of the worse days of my life, bearable."

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September 2020

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