• McGilley State Line Chapel
    Kansas City, MO
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James P. McGilley, Jr. 1927 - 2013
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Your dad hired me to work at Mellody-McGilley-Eylar in 1963. Jim, Jr. was a swell man and we enjoyed our own lake home next to the McGilley home in Sunrise Beach, MO for many years. Jim handled my dad's funeral in 1967 and I shall always remember his kindness to me! He was a great friend along with his own dad, the late Jim, Sr., and his late brother John! May they each Requiescat in Peace.

Chuck & Mary Fisher
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thinking about Uncle Jim today. Hugs to all the cousins!
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Condolences from John Paul Mark Matthew & Anna-Marie McGilly Auckland New Zealand.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Our condolences from The McGilly family New Zealand
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Dear Jim, Mark and the entire McGilley Family: On behalf of the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels family and staff, I extend my sincere condolences. As you know, the funeral service legacy of the our families are intertwined on various fronts, including but not limited to our current Linwood Chapel building and the fact that both of our fathers served as Chairmen of the Mo. State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. And it is great that certain racial barriers were overcome along the way. Our prayers are with you!

Lindsay E Jones, President
Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mark,

So sorry to hear this news, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Mark and Jim and families,

Our thoughts are with you as you honor the life of your Father, and remember.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Dear Mark and family,
Sorry to hear the news of your fathers passing.
He had an amazing life.
I'm sure you were all very proud of him.
Jim Morgan
Friday, July 26, 2013
Mark and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Jim and Mark,
So sorry to hear about your father's passing. Like everyone in town, we all knew him and had occasion to see him now and again. He was a good guy.
All the best,
John Bauers
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Mark and family, Patrick, Peter, and the Mcgilley Family,
My sincere sympathy to you and your Family with the loss of your father and grandfather. May peace be with him,
Bill Grant, F.D., Emb.; C.C.I., T.C. & my wife, Gayle Bennett
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Jim,
I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing! Even though we may know the time is near, we are still shocked and deeply saddened when they leave us. But, you will always have your most fond memory of you and your dad and that alone will make you smile when you think of him.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Margaret Lynch
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Thursday, July 25, 2013
To all the McGilley family..our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Another pioneer of the KC Funeral industry has been lost. Carry on your work in his name and honor.

The Pat Sheil Family
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I have known the family a long time having gone to school with them. I am sorry to here of your loss andpray for the family.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Mark and Family- I was very sad to hear about your dad, he was a great person. Our fathers were great pals and it's kinda of ironic that they both had Parkinson's. Hopefully one day there will be a cure and others won't have to suffer. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless, Erin Walsh Shannon.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Jim III and family and extended family,
James Jr was a friend of my dad. He was a great man, caring and full of compassion. He did the arrangements for my aunt, my dad and my mother. Jim III had a hand in the arrangements for my wife and, most recently, my brother. I learned many a lesson in taking care of the departed from my dad taking me to wakes down on Linwood.
My heart and prayer go out to the McGilley family. It takes a special person to do the work that he and his sons did.
I will remember him fondly.
Dia ghuit, (pr. Dia git - Gaelic for God be with you)
John
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Jimmy and family-

My prayers and sympathy for your loss. I know he will be missed by many. Love, Cindy Hopkins
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Dear McGilley family
I met Jim in 1970 when I came to St. Francis Xavier as Pastor; he was the consummate professional always taking such good care of grieving families. I focus on the Lord welcoming him to his special place in heaven. May he intercede for each of us that we "stay the course" until we join him. May each of you know the Lord's closeness as you close a long and storied chapter of family history. My prayers are with you and with Jim
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Mark and family,
Melinda, Lisa and myself extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. Jim was a lot of fun and a great motivator.
Tom Wehrle
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Mark and Family,
Know of my love, thoughts and prayers on this great loss. May the angels speed him to Paradise.
Tom Kraus
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. My sympathy to the McGilley family and loved ones.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
To all the McGilley family, so sorry for your loss of your dad, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, thanks for all you do for so many families!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
To all the McGilley family, our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Dad. He was a wonderful man and may he RIP. From all the Ryans
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
To the McGilley Cousins,

You are in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to life without your Dad. He was a great Uncle Jim and big brother to Dad -- so many fond memories at the lake of the Ozarks, at Blue Hills and at both of our homes growing up! He will be missed. Hugs and love to you all.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I am grateful for the life of Mr. McGilley. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark, Patrick, and entire McGilley Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I grew up hearing such wonderful things about your father from my mother, June, who grew up with your Dad. I remember, too, on the occasions I would see him at various funerals, that he was always so very warm & kind. I'm certain he will be sorely missed by each of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of sorrow.

Sincerely,
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Brosnahan family extends their deepest condolences to the McGilley family at this very difficult time. Jim was a very dear friend of my mother, June Mullen Brosnahan, and will always be fondly remembered by all of us.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers and those of the entire staff of Passantino Bros. Funeral Home are with you.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Meg & Beth, remembering all the fun weekends at the lake as neighbors! Our thoughts are with your whole family.
Molly Donahue Vanbuskirk
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Jim and Mark, I am so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Your family always took good care of my family, which is something I will never forget. All of you, but especially your Dad, are in our thoughts and prayers in a special way during this difficult time. God bless! Rick & Margaret Wall
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Jim & Mark-
So sorry to hear of your father's passing- you all are in our prayers-
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark, sorry to hear of your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark and Jim and all of the McGilley family sorry for your loss.
Chadwick Wilson formally of Wilson and Son Funeral Home Paola KS.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Jim,
I am very sorry to hear about your Father passing away. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Michelle Morgan
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark, Kathy and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Wichita family
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark, Kathy, Jim and the entire McGilley family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Bridget, Mark, Kathy and all of the McGilley family, you are in our thoughts. Our prayers go out to you. Your dad was an incredible man, and in his business, he got to meet, know and become a good friend to a lot of people. Many families relied on him, his professionalism and compassion to help them bear the brunt of their sadness in times of great loss. He will be missed and remembered fondly by many, many people whose lives he has touched. God bless him!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark and Jim,

Maribeth and I have you and the entire McGilley Family in our thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
To the Entire McGilley Family- It's with great sadness to hear of your loss. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Melissa K. Davis
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark, Kathy, and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are only a phone call away if you need anything.

Hugh, Cindy, Megan, and Kelli
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Mark, my thoughts & prayers are with you and all of the McGilley family. ~Michael Tabers
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Jim; my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Mark,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your Dad fought a hard battle with Parkinson's and will be missed in the Kansas City Community.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Mark,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your dad was an amazing man and his loss is felt throughout our SCI family.

Phil Jacobs
Monday, July 22, 2013
Mark, want you and Kathy to know we are thinking aabout you and the family.
Steve and Barbara Mack
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