McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd Kansas City, MO


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    Robert W Kalkofen


    Bob Kalkofen takes the Boy Scout Oath to heart, especially 'to help other people at all times’. An Eagle Scout, Bob has helped families since 1976, when he graduated from mortuary school in St. Louis. He moved to Kansas City in 1981 to work for McGilley Midtown Chapel.

    Bob continues to be active with Boy Scouts in the Kansas City area; is a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and a strong Royals and Chiefs fan. Bob is licensed as a funeral director in both Missouri and Kansas.

    "Our client families are having their worst time of their life. They deserve the best services we can provide."

    Bob was born in Hawthorne, California; moved to Mexico, Missouri as a 9 year old; then moved to St. Louis to go to school. Bob holds a bachelor's degree in business from Webster University. He married his high school sweetheart and they have two children and one granddaughter.

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    John B Utt

    Funeral Director

    John Utt has been a funeral director at McGilley Funeral Homes since 1999. He was born and raised in Winfield, Kansas, and graduated with a mortuary science degree in 1993.

    John believes in faith, family and food and has a passion for helping people in their greatest time of need.