FBI Kansas City
Citizens Academy
Alumni Association

Director For FBI KC Citizens Academy

Mark McGilley, age 64, is a fourth-generation funeral director born and raised and still living in Kansas City. 

He graduated from Rockhurst High School.  He also graduated with honors from the University of Missouri, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  He is also a graduate of the National Foundation of Funeral Service.

After college he joined his family business as a funeral director and has participated in its growth to eight locations in the Kansas City area, serving over 1000 families annually.  He currently is the Market Director for the Kansas City Dignity Memorial Funeral & Cemetery Providers, which includes the eight McGilley Memorial Chapels, Mount Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home, three cemeteries, as well as the 11 Newcomer funeral homes and cemeteries. He has been active in many community, fraternal and civic organizations, including Kiwanis, Rotary, and the Serra Club.  He is past president of the Phi Delta Theta Alumni Club and served on the Board of Advisors at St. Joseph Hospital and Rockhurst University. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Better Business Bureau. He is a graduate of the Kansas City FBI Citizens Academy and currently serves on the Board of the Alumni Association as well as the Kansas City Crime Commission Board.

Mr. McGilley has been married for 42 years to his college sweetheart, Kathryn. They have three children; Patrick, Peter and Kathleen, and seven grandchildren. Their oldest son, Matthew, age 23, was tragically killed by a drunk driver in January of 2000.

Mr. McGilley’s personal interests include sports, hunting, golf, celebrating his Irish heritage, and traveling with his wife and children.

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