William "Bill" E. McHale

September 30, 1941April 19, 2021

William “Bill” E. McHale Jr., age 79, passed away on April 19, 2021, in Merriam, KS.

Bill was born on September 30, 1941 in Detroit, MI. He met the love of his life, Joan, in calculus class at The University of Toledo, where he earned his Civil Engineering degree in 1963. The college sweethearts got married on August 17, 1963 in Lawrence, IN. Bill started his career at Owens Corning Fiberglass in Kansas City, KS. He retired from Performance Contracting Group in 1998 which led him into co-ownership of Subway, Taco Time, and Surf City Squeeze. On November 14, 1968, November 4, 1978, and September 11, 1980 respectively, he and Joan welcomed their three children, who are the most important part of their life.

Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, including throwing dinner parties, traveling, sports, playing cards, and trips to the casino. Many fond memories were created in the outdoors while camping and fishing. He was a hard-working businessman who did not let a difficult task stop him from success. Bill was a spiritual man and was involved in many church activities. As a testament to sharing his faith with others, he organized Stations of the Cross and rosary offerings in his new community. His faith was an essential part of his everyday life. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William E. McHale and Myrtle McHale; and by his sister, Shirley Brunk. He is survived by his wife, Joan McHale; his son, Michael “Mickey” McHale (Amy); daughter, Mary Morris (Evan); and daughter, Meredith “Kelly” Clark (Zach); his grandchildren, Stephen “Blake” McHale (Marissa), Suzanna “Brooke” McHale, Mya Nolen, Hunter Morris, Quincy Nolen, Jerzey Clark, and Phoebe Morris; and great-grandson, Nolan McHale.

His visitation will begin at 9:30 am, with a rosary at 10:30 am, followed by an 11:00 am Mass on Friday, April 23, 2021 at The Church of the Holy Cross with the burial to follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Father Oswaldo Sandoval will offer the mass in memory of Bill. The rosary and funeral mass will be lived streamed on the Church of the Holy Cross Facebook page, for those who are not able to attend in person.

Flowers and condolences may be offered at 8311 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas in memory of Bill McHale at 12615 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66109.


  • The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 23, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021


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Kathy and Bob Oppold

April 23, 2021

The McHale Family has always been very special and dear to our family. We have known them, loved and admired them since moving to Overland Park in 1988. We have shared many great times together with our families. Our families traveled to Florida and Clear Lake together to visit Bob’s parents, and shared many fun times with my mom and Bill and Joan’s mothers while celebrating holidays together. Bob and Greg enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with Bill. Liz, Greg, Kelly and Bob enjoyed trips to Notre Dame with Bill. Kathy always appreciated the 50th Birthday Party planned by Bob, Kathy and Bob’s family, Bill and Joan and their family which was held at the McHale home. Bill and Joan faithfully attended Liz and Greg’s sports events. They have always been very kind and generous to our family. Bill has always been a man we have admired. He was a devoted and loving husband and father to Joan, Mickey, Mary and Kelly. He adored them and provided well for them. As their children married, their spouses were always loved and welcomed by Joan and Bill. Grandchildren and his great-grandchild were adored. Bill was a faithful, loving son and son-in-law to his parents and Joan’s parents. He was a great brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Bill was determined and hard working. He was a very religious man and devoted to his Catholic faith. He was always present to help others. We will all miss him here with us, but know he is having a great reunion with family and friends in his heavenly home. We love you, Bill, and were honored to be your friends. Thank you to Bill, Joan and your family for always being so kind to us. May all of you find strength and comfort in the wonderful memories you shared together as a family. Your dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather loved you dearly and was very proud of all his family. You are loved, and will be In our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you at this sad time and always.

Burton Huerter

April 21, 2021

Bill was a pleasant and fun man to be around. He was an energetic member of the Serra Club for many years as well as Holy Cross Parish.. Joan, may the Lord grant you Peace and Comfort.

Cesar Argueta

April 21, 2021

I met Bill at a parish renewal retreat more than 10 years ago and he helped me understand that there are always angels that guide you and he was one of them ... with his joy and support for all people regardless of your ethnicity always made me feel welcome to the community of the holy cross.

Bev Laible

April 21, 2021

Dear Joan, Mickey, Mary, Kelly, and families, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Bill. He was a good neighbor and friend for so many years. So sad for you all. Praise the Lord for the blessed assurance we have in Jesus, so we can have hope. Prayers for your peace and comfort. Love, Bev and Mahlon

Bob Fernholz

April 20, 2021

We just heard the sad news that Bill has gone home.
I had the pleasure of calling on Bill when he worked at PCI and he was always welcoming me into his office.
Turns out we were fellow parishioners at Holy Cross and our kids went to to school together.
He and Joan were always supporting any activity that was being put on and you could count on getting a call from Bill if things needed to get done. God Love him.
God Bless the Mc Hales.