McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47th Street, Kansas City, MO


Gale Lenley Sloan

June 29, 1937February 9, 2020

Gale Sloan, 82, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on Sunday, February 9th at St. Luke’s Hospital in Lee's Summit, MO. Gale was born June 29, 1937 in Falls City, NE, and grew up in the Kansas City area. He retired from a 35 year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Gale is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia (Ginger Caenepeel) Sloan; his daughters Gale Ann Sloan and Debra (Sloan)VonHolten; his son-in-law Lonnie VonHolten; and the apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Maranda Marie VonHolten; numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Nadine Sloan; siblings, Wanda Jones, Ferrell Sloan, and Vonita Stidham.

Gale never met a stranger or a car he didn’t like. If he wasn’t singing, he was whistling, and it was most likely one of Elvis’s greatest hits. Gale was a generous man who truly understood the importance of helping others and paying it forward. He will be deeply missed by so many.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11am, Friday, February 14, 2020 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 9020 E. 51st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64133.


  • Memorial Service Friday, February 14, 2020


Gale Lenley Sloan

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Ralph Boehm

February 14, 2020

Ginger and girls and the rest of the clan; Carolyn and I are so sorry we were unable to attend the services for your Fantastic husband, father and gentleman.
We were always excited to visit at the Boehm gatherings and hear the latest news and goings on.
Our sincere condolences go out to all of you!
We will keep Gale and the rest of you in our prayers and thoughts.
Like you, his memory will live on forever in our minds.
Ralph & Carolyn Boehm

Joyce Hood

February 14, 2020

Gale Ann, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May the Lord give you and those you love pleasure in knowing you will see him again.

Joyce Hood
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Cindy Blakemore

February 14, 2020

Terry and I were so sorry to hear about Gale. He was such a great neighbor! Often outside watching TV, in the garage, with his sweet wife Ginger. He was always smiling and laughing and teasing. We'd stop and visit while walking our dog, Skylar. Actually, we had to stop because Skylar basically refused to walk by their house if they were outside. Gale had spoiled her to pieces always giving her extra treats!!! Loved his kindness and generosity!!! His sweet, onery smile and laugh will truly be missed.

Michelle Cummings (Haug)

February 13, 2020

We are truly surprised to hear Gale has passed. It’s been only since Christmas Eve since we last saw him. He never looked his age, never acted put out, always had the best attitude. Seeing him at the grocery store trying to keep up with Ginger or just wondering on his own was our staple run in with him. He and Ginger would hang out with my mom at Nativity of Mary School waiting for his granddaughter and my daughter to get out of school. He was a blessing to everyone in the family and all he met. We love and miss you Gale! 💙