About Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes

Our beautiful funeral home offers comfort, convenience, and attractive surroundings.

Everything has been designed with you in mind, including a beautiful chapel, a variety of tastefully appointed rooms for family and visitors to gather, and a large, well-lit parking area.

Recent Reviews

Everyone was amazing. Mom looked beautiful and at peace. Mr. Wilson went above and beyond to ensure mom's scarf was wrapped perfectly! My family had to come from all over the United States to be at the funeral. The ease at which we were able to give information using technology was wonderful. We all also loved the homey feeling of the funeral venue in Paola. 
~ Della   J. - 11/29/2016
Our family has used this facility many times, Always excellent.
~ Linda   H. - 7/6/2016
Words cannot describe the amazing job Chad and Debbie both did. They are 2 amazing people who put the family needs an concerns first. Answered all questions. They both are very compassionate.
~ Milinda   E. - 6/14/2016
Very satisfied with the quality of the service. Donna [was] very sweet and kind to everyone, as was Chad.
~ Melvin   B. - 5/3/2016

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory

For more than a century, providing compassionate funeral care has been the Penwell-Gabel tradition. Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home has been serving Paola families since 2007.

Over the years, our professional staff has served generations of Paola families with compassion and care, and we are committed to the well-being of our community.

(913) 294-2372
305 North Pearl Street
Paola, KS 66071

Our Staff

Funeral Director
Chad Wilson

When we promise to provide you with quality funeral and cremation services at a fair price, the cornerstone of that promise is our caring, professional staff.

Funeral Director Chadwick D. Wilson is a life-long Paola resident. A third generation funeral director, he was raised in the funeral home and grew up helping in and around the funeral home. He joined his father Charles and grandfather Roy in the family business in 1974 and continues to provide Paola families with service and comfort to this day.

Chad is a former president of the Paola Lions Club, Ambassador Club member, Paola Country Club Men’s association president, former Red Cross safety director and First Presbyterian Church deacon.