McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47th Street, Kansas City, MO


Martha Jane Byrnes

October 21, 1932September 11, 2020

Martha Jane Byrnes, 87, of Belton, MO, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at John Knox Hospice. She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery next to her husband Richard, and parents John and Lillian Hosey.

Martha was born on October 21, 1932 in Kansas City, MO where she attended East High School then worked at Phillips Petroleum in Kansas City, KS before quitting to be a devoted mother to her three boys.

Martha was a devoted wife to Richard for 51 years and a beloved mother to her three boys: John Byrnes, M.D. and his wife Lori Anderson of Vacaville, CA, and daughters Sara Anderson and Dana Esterkin; Mike Byrnes and his wife Kathy, granddaughter Alyssa Byrnes and great grandsons Greyson and Chandler Banks, and grandson Shane Byrnes and his wife Samantha and great grandsons Pierce and Levi all of Greenwood, MO; and Pat Byrnes and his wife Diane and grandchildren Taylor and Nicole all of Raymore, MO.

Martha will be missed by her family, but she will remain in all of our hearts and continue to guide us in our daily journeys.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Life Foundation (https//BigLife.org) who foster wildlife protection in Africa as Martha was fascinated by the animals during her two trips to Africa and cared about their protection.


  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Martha Jane Byrnes

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