Christian Glenn Bradley

October 6, 1971December 17, 2020

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, Christian (Chris) Glenn Bradley of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away peacefully at The University of Kansas Health System in the loving embrace of his wife.

Christian was born on October 6, 1971 to Plez and Nancy Bradley. He was the youngest of five children and endearingly known by his dad as the honey bear. Chris attended St. Bernadette Catholic School and graduated from Archbishop O’Hara High School in 1990. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s in Business Administration from Rockhurst University where he was a proud founding father of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Kappa Epsilon Chapter. He married his childhood best friend, Kathy Cook, on November 23, 2007.

Chris loved his family, his friends, and his neighbors. He was always willing to lend an ear or hand to someone in need. His unfiltered sense of humor and huge heart made him everyone’s “go to” guy and dear friend. Nothing brought Chris more joy than the simple things in life. A driveway beer, Pizza 51, sitting on a porch or patio catching up with friends and family, hunting and fishing trips, Peanut wings, firing up his smoker, and a round of golf.

Being an uncle was a source of great pride for Christian. National Treasure marathons, junk food nights, and dinners at Tanners with his nieces and nephews are just a fraction of how he shared his love. Chris loved his family and friends! He also held a special place in his heart for Disney. He enjoyed going to Walt Disney World for family trips, festivals, marathon weekends, and most importantly, sharing it with those he loved. To Chris, Disney was joy, magic and his happy place.

Christian is preceded in death by his niece, Rebecca Lueke. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; his parents, Plez and Nancy Bradley; his brother, Scott Bradley; his sisters, Debbie Lueke (Donald) and Dawn Gutierrez (John) as well as scores of loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 9020 E. 51st Terr., KCMO 64133, on January 2, 2021. Rosary will be recited at 8:00 am and Visitation will be held from 8:30 am - 10:15 am. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am, with internment following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Due to the COVID pandemic, facemasks are required and the amount of people is limited.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital:

As promised, Christian was called home by his heavenly Father. While we grieve the loss of a husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend within this life, we celebrate that his work here on earth is complete and take comfort knowing that we shall all meet again in everlasting paradise.

“If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever” – Winnie the Pooh.


  • Rosary Service

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, January 2, 2021


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Shane Dixon

January 2, 2021

I was introduced to Christian as my manager and he became my friend and mentor. We talked many times about our shared happy place; Disney World. I will miss his kindness, honesty and friendship the rest of my days. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Heaven may be a bit brighter with him there, but the world is a bit dimmer with his absence. Goodbye my friend and Godspeed.

Mary Ann Thies

January 1, 2021

Kathy, Nancy, Plez and Family
We know your hearts are shattered by the loss of your husband, son, brother and uncle. Such a sudden and sad event. I know that you just want to scream, as it is so hard to understand.

We feel assured that your strong family bonds and strength will provide you the fortitude to manage this terrible burden.
In the meantime, know we are both hugging you and remembering your beloved Chris in our prayers.

I read once that God gives us memory, so that we may have Roses in December. We hope your gardens will overflow with sweetness and life and beautiful memories.
Mary Ann and John Thies

Maggie Mitchell Dors

December 24, 2020

Chris was such dear person. I have so many great memories of him. We went to prom his senior year and had a great time. He will be missed. The family is in our prayers.

Israel Perez

December 23, 2020

Christian started a chapter of the fraternity I was part of in college. I never actually knew him, but he impacted mine and all of my friends' lives. I was fortunate enough to hear him speak at an alumni event about starting the fraternity. I am so thankful for his life and the work he did for so many.

Please know that his soul, his family, and his friends are in my prayers. He was very much loved even by those he did not know.