McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47th Street, Kansas City, MO


John Francis Clarke

April 1, 1921March 14, 2020

John F. Clarke, 98 7/8 years old of Independence, MO passed away March 14, 2020. Private family funeral mass will be held. A public memorial gathering will take place at a later date. John was a proud Army Veteran, having served during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, watching birds and eating BBQ ribs and sirloin steak.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Lula. Survivors include his daughter Mary Katherine, six nieces and nephews and their families.


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Deacon Justin McMenamy

March 20, 2020

Mary Kay:
Please accept my condolences. I would have been there except for the corona-virus. John (and Lulu) were always very friendly to me. He was proud of his age - - when he made 98, he told me, "I made 98 - - I might make 100". Lulu used to give me some of her apple butter. May their souls rest in peace. Amen.
God bless you.
Deacon Justin McMenamy

Marjorie Perry

March 18, 2020

Sincere sympathy and prayers to the family at this difficult time, especially to his daughter, my dear friend, Mary Kay. John's long and active life served as a positive example to many of us and we were blessed to know him. God bless and keep you.