About

McGilley Memorial Chapel serves the Kansas City, Missouri area and is the newest addition to the historic legacy represented by McGilley Funeral Homes, which was founded in 1899.

Exceeding expectations

Our funeral home staff is committed to exceeding expectations and delivering the highest standard of service. We are dedicated to providing quality, caring service, value and exceptional customer satisfaction.

Our funeral services

Chapel at McGilley State Line ChapelWe are proud to offer a range of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. You can trust us to celebrate each life like no other, whether a family chooses a traditional funeral or an upbeat cremation memorial service. McGilley Memorial Chapel is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services in North America.

History

McGilley Memorial Chapel has a rich history in the Kansas City area that encompasses 3 different firms. The Eylar Brothers Undertakers was established in Kansas City in 1899. The firm of Mellody-Joyce-Taylor was established in the early 1920s, and became known as Mellody and McGilley in 1930, when James P. McGilley Sr. joined the firm. In 1944, Mr. McGilley purchased the Eylar Brothers Funeral Home and combined the companies at Linwood Boulevard and Woodland Street.

Ten years later, Mellody-McGilley-Eylar bought Quirk and Tobin Undertakers at Linwood Boulevard and Main Street and renamed it Mellody-McGilley-Eylar Funeral Home in 1957. During this time, Mellody-McGilley-Eylar also pioneered a simplified funeral planning process and offered financial payment options.

The funeral home at Linwood and Woodland closed in 1970, and the Linwood and Main location became known as the McGilley Midtown Chapel. In 1991, the McGilleys purchased 5 acres at 123rd and State Line Road, building a state-of-the-art funeral home named McGilley State Line Chapel.

Two generations of the McGilley family still serve the Kansas City community. Our legacy and traditions continue to provide families with cost-saving services, planning options, and immediate funeral, burial and cremation needs.

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Ratings & Reviews

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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.

"Kirk was wonderful to work with. The service at the church went very smooth and I felt that I did not have to worry about anything after the service."

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August 2022

"I never felt pressured or guilted into buying extras, they listened to me and my family and acted accordingly. Funerals are expensive but necessary, help getting through without feeling you were taken advantage of is key. You want to send your loved ones off as best as you can afford and that's what we did in a wonderful style all to our own."

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May 2022

"During such a difficult time in life, when preparing to honor and bid farewell to a loved one, it's a blessing to be in the trusted hands of the McGilley family...for they will guide you through this challenging time with true compassionate skill."

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April 2022

"McGilley was so helpful and thought of everything. Our visitation was wonderful. While we had never been to a visitation with a food reception and were somewhat hesitant, we decided to do it and we're so glad we did. It took a while for people to start enjoying it, but once they did, people, especially relatives, had a nice time visiting with each

other. I was amazed at how quickly they got things done. Our photo slide show, including scanning of some photos, was done very quickly. McGilley made things so easy and so well coordinated at a time when I really wanted to someone to just do it for me and make it beautiful. I could not make one suggestion of what could have been done better."

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