Joseph Anthony Quinly

May 22, 1965December 30, 2018

JOSEPH ANTHONY QUINLY May 22, 1965 – December 30, 2018

Joe died at home on December 30, 2018. He was 53. Joe was a Kansas City, Missouri native, born and raised in Brookside. Joe attended St. Elizabeth Grade School, Bishop Miege High School and was a Phi Delta Theta at Mizzou. Joe was a devoted fan of the Tigers and the Royals. Joe was a man of faith and has been a bright light in our lives. A consummate storyteller, joker, and people person, our Beau will be deeply missed for his warmth, humor, laugh and generosity. He is survived by a large family in Kansas City: his mom, Joan; his two sons, John and George; the love of his life, Janet Redding; siblings, David, Elizabeth Root (Dave), Jim, Anne (Mark), Ellen (Tom) and Pegeen (Grant); aunt, Peggy Guignon; uncle, Jim and aunt, Norma Quinly of Dallas; scores of cousins; nieces and nephews, Erin, Jim, Cate, Meaghan, Shamus, Caitlin and John David; and grand-nieces and nephews, Olivia, Seamus, Declan, Ronan, Fox and Opal. Joe is preceded in death by his dad, John. While we are heartbroken that Joe is no longer with us on Earth, we rejoice that he and Dad have been reunited. Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m., Eulogy at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, followed by a Requiem Mass at 11. Please join us for a repast at St. Elizabeth’s Church basement. Online condolences may be offered at

The family would like to express deep gratitude to AA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rose Brooks Center, which was very dear to Joe’s heart, or a charity of your choice.


  • Rosary Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 5, 2019

Joseph Anthony Quinly

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Heidi Martin

January 8, 2019

I remember so much about Joe, his since of humor, his kind heart and his hopes and dreams! I remember that trampoline in the backyard at his families home!
We always remained friends and shared allot with each other . I highly respected and cared very much for my buddy! I miss ya Joe! See you soon!
Heidi Martin

carol nauman

January 6, 2019

For many years Joe was a part of our family. He joined in on holidays and family celebrations. We got to know him well. We will remember him for his kind heart, Irish sense of humor and great story telling. And thanks to Joe we have his mother's recipe for olive and butter sandwiches. Will think of you Joe when eating one. While you are gone, you will not be forgotten!
Love and Peace~Carol and Mike Nauman

Bob Higgins

January 5, 2019

Quinly Family, sending you my condolences and prayers. I will always remember the great times and laughter with Joe and your family. Thinking of Joe today in Dallas. Best, Bob Higgins

Mona Redlingshafer Simons

January 4, 2019

Joe and I have known each other since we were 14. We had lockers next to each other at Bishop Miege all four years. He and I laughed and laughed on a regular basis. He was full of energy and jokes. I loved how he never took anything too seriously.

I am praying for his peace and all who loved him

Alexa Stahl

January 4, 2019

I had the privilege of meeting Joe and my husband and I became fast friends with him he was the most hilarious and sweet man he will be missed but I’ll never forget the weeks we shared with him In Atchison larger than life for sure fly high my friend!! We love you Joe!!

Julie Matthews

January 4, 2019

Never will I forget the first time I met Joe! My heart skipped a beat (I thought he was Jim) AND then we were introduced and discovered we were both working at the same real estate office! He was the most fun and funniest person I have ever known.
My heart breaks for the entire Quinly family! RIP friend, you will be so missed!

Mr. Kim R. Wrench

January 4, 2019

Dear Joan and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and hope the days ahead you will find peace.

Mr. Kim R. Wrench( Worked at Saks Fifth Avenue with Joan).
K. City, Mo.

Tom Quinly

January 4, 2019

I am thinking of you all in these difficult times. Please accept my deepest condolences. My memories of Joe will always be his personality full of life, spirit, and energy. Joe’s biggest joy was always in making others happy. I will always remember Joe’s passion for sports, mostly from hotly contested wiffle ball games in the court during our visits. I am honored and blessed to have known Joe. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him.

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

Robert Gangwere

January 3, 2019

I'm filled with memories of the little boy next door with the big smile and big heart, and of the summer afternoons we spent together playing basketball or just hanging out. I'll always hold a special place in my heart for Joe, and I extend my sincere sympathy to his mother, his children, his siblings, his girlfriend, and his entire family. He left us too soon, but he will always be fondly remembered.

Mike Nauman Jr

January 3, 2019

My sincere condolences to the whole Quinly family! I have known Joe for 10+years, and have shared many laughs, Royals/ Chiefs games, and BBQ. Joe had a big heart and was always cracking a joke. As an avid KU fan myself, I use to say to him, "as an MU fan, you got to keep a sense of humor Joe:)" RIP, you will be missed.