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.
- Large capacity chapel
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
Other Languages Spoken
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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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
We 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.
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.
"I found everyone kind caring and taking all the time wiith me i need they genuinely tried to get to know my Mom and my husband and I"
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"EVERYTHING WENT WELL INCLUDING COORDINATION WITH THE CEMETERY- MY ONLY TROUBLE WAS WITH MEMORIAL DONATIONS. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS GREAT AND JUST WHAT I WANTED."
"MY FAMILY HAS ENGAGED MCGILLEYS MORTUARY FOR THREE GENERATIONS."
"They handled everything but the tears."
"ALREADY HAVE A PREARRANGE FUNERAL PACKAGE"