Rev. Robert Harlan Meneilly Sr.
1925 - 2021
BORN
1925
DIED
2021
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Rev. Robert Harlan Meneilly, Sr.
March 5, 1925 - July 20, 2021
Prairie Village, Kansas - Robert Harlan Meneilly, age 96 passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021 with his children by his side.
He was born March 5, 1925 to Samuel and Hester Meneilly in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Together, with his bride, Shirley, they moved to Prairie Village, Kansas to found what was to become known as The Village Presbyterian Church, which they served for 47 years before retiring. Rev. Meneilly was active in numerous civic groups and services in the greater Kansas City area as well as Johnson County. The Meneillys enjoyed a great marriage for 67 years and reveled in their three children, Rob (Cara) Meneilly, Carol Meneilly and Joy (Lee) Biard. They were very proud of their eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 30 at 1:00pm at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Village Presbyterian Church.


Published by Kansas City Star on Jul. 25, 2021.
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6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS
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There are no words to describe the impact Dr. Meneilly had on my grandparents. He wrote to my grandmother often towards the end of her life. His letters brought her back to a better time. Edie and Dallas Draper thought the world of Dr. Meneilly and I thank his family for sharing him with us.
Tiffany Draper
September 7, 2021
We have been members of Village Church for almost 70 years. Dr Bob married us in 1961, baptized all three of our daughters and married one to her college sweetheart in 1986. We have served the church in many capacities over the years and all because of Dr. Bob´s influence in our lives. He cared for his flock and they loved him in return. Be of good cheer as you travel now to you next calling.
Mike and Joanie Shields
Friend
July 30, 2021
Joy: Please accept my deepest condolences.
Paula Weber
July 29, 2021
Rev. Meneilly was a distinguished alumnus of Monmouth College. His life of service and leadership remains an example for the College and for all who were blessed to know him.
Monmouth College
July 27, 2021
Joy and Lee, I am saddened to hear about the passing of Joy's dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ted Freese
TED FREESE
Friend
July 26, 2021
My family and I offer our sincere condolences to you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Claudia Biard
Family
July 25, 2021
To, Carol, Rob, Joy and their families I want you to know how sorry I am hearing of your Dad's passing away! I hope you know how much your family meant to The Douglass Family! Thank's so much for sharing your Dad with all of us at the church! I really loved what he stood for and had the courage to Preach it! (I miss your Mom also) My Love To All of You, Debbie
Debbie Douglass Sauer
Family
July 25, 2021
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carol Switzer Distabile
July 25, 2021
Where would I be today as I was growing up without Dr. Bob and the Village Church family? Through all my growing up trials and tribulations they kept me on the Lord's Path. I was lost and they redirected me. I was so ashamed for my past errors and with remembering their lessons I am now stronger. I could not have done it without Dr. Bob and the Village Church Family. Bless you and your family at this time of deep sorrow and please know the service he did to just one more little servant of God. Peace be with you.
Carol Distabile
July 25, 2021
Dr. Meneilly embodied everything one would aspire to be. I was born and raised in P.V. and attended the Village Church starting with Sunday School, then Boy Scouts, and on to Sunday Worship. He officiated at my wedding. He will be remembered as a wonderful man and Christian. May you Rest in Peace Dr. "Bob".
Michael Crow
July 25, 2021
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