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Gail Matthew McGhee

October 23, 1934 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 85)


Gail Matthew McGhee, 85, of Baldwin City, KS died Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, KS.  Gail was born October 23, 1934 in Caney, KS the son of Marley McGhee and Lillie (Coker) McGhee. 

Gail grew up in Caney, eventually moving to Haven, Kansas where he lived for fifty years.  While in Haven, Gail worked as an airplane mechanic for the Air National Guard in Hutchinson, KS.  He then went on to a 17 year career as an HVAC Technician for Husman Refrigeration. 

On November 30, 1955, Gail married Marian Nixon and remained married until her death on Sept 12, 1989. His three daughters were born of this marriage. He married Evelyn Steele in October 1990 and was married until her death in September 2008. On March 14, 2009, Gail was united in marriage to Cheryl Norton at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Baldwin City, KS.  Two years later Gail and Cheryl moved to Baldwin city and have lived there since.  While in Baldwin City Gail was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  He was also a past member of the A.F. & A.M. Lodge of Haven, KS. 

Gail's favorite past time was to fish.  He never missed a chance to get to the water and throw a line in.  Along with his fishing came camping.  If Gail was headed to the lake to fish he would just as well stay and enjoy the entire weekend there. Cheryl and Gail spent many of the last few years traveling quite a bit also.  He also enjoyed cooking and baking especially for his family.   

Gail is survived by his wife, Cheryl McGhee, Baldwin City, KS; three daughters, Lacinda Bailey and her husband, Neal, Haysville, KS, Teresa Brungardt and her husband, Darrin, Wichita, KS, Gayla Waymire and her husband, Dennis, Baldwin City, KS; five grandchildren, Aaraston Redinger, Brandy Price, Jordan Brungardt, Connor Brungardt, Allison Waymire; four great-grandchildren; and several stepchildren, step grandchildren, and step great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marian McGhee; wife, Evelyn McGhee; three sisters and three brothers.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the McGhee family has requested a private memorial service to be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday July 25, 2020 at Laurel Cemetery, Haven, KS.  Those friends wanting to be a part of the services may do so through the live streaming of the service from Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home's Facebook page.  Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice House sent c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through



A Quiet Treasure


As you enter the room,

There the smell of home-baked goods would be.

He invited you in with a smile,

Offering his delicious foods, you would see.

He was a quiet treasure.


One who had a passion for fishing,

Oh the catfish stories he would tell!

His eyes would sparkle and shine as he spoke.

Frying fish for friends, at that he was swell.

He was a quiet treasure.


The little children held a special place in his heart.

Playing with each one, teaching them how to bake.

Any moments with them he didn’t want to part.

He was a quiet treasure.


One who held a deep Christian faith in his heart.

Giving Jesus’ love to one and all.

His care for others was next to none.

His love of God was never done.

He was a quiet treasure.


A soft-spoken, patient man.

Never a cross word or raised voice.

At being Grandpa, Dad, Husband & Friend,

He was the best

This one named Gail,

He was a cut above the rest.

To us, He will always be a quiet treasure.


                                                Love, Terrie

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July 25, 2020

11:00 AM


Olathe Hospice House
Olathe KS

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