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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Interested in learning more? Call us at 816-942-6180 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"I feel everyone we dealt with was experienced and helpful. Nothing seemed to surprise them or seem like too much to ask. It is good to talk through everything ahead of time because the day of services you are too busy to be making decisions. The level of pre-planning is extremely helpful."

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June 2021

"Patricia was kind, professional and a great person to visit with. She offered good suggestions which we appreciated."

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April 2021

"Losing a child is not an experience life can prepare you to meet. When faced with this challenge, the entire staff at McGilley State Line Chapel were outstanding in all regards. Professional, kind and caring. My family and I want to thank Mark for easing our pain. jb"

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April 2021

"Caring, kind and considerate, that's what the staff at McGilley's was. They met every need I had. Thank you for a memorable day to celebrate my husband's life."

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April 2021

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