Patrick J. Clune

August 23, 1922May 4, 2017

Patrick Joseph Clune, 94, of Prairie Village, passed away May 4, 2017. He was born in Kansas City, KS on August 23, 1922 to Ellen & John Clune, who were Irish immigrants. He graduated from Bishop Ward High School and then enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1944. He served in the 34th Bombardment Group earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Oak Leaf Clusters and completed 36 missions over Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. After the war, Patrick graduated from Rockhurst College where he played varsity basketball.

Pat married Virginia Gerhardt on June 26, 1948 and they shared 68 happy years together. He was a devout Catholic and his faith and family were his priorities. He was an active member of Curé of Ars Church for 53 years, serving on the Parish Council, School Board, and was an usher (hospitality minister) for many years.

Patrick and Virginia founded the K.C. Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation in 1966, now named the National Kidney Foundation of KS and Western MO.

Patrick was in the retail division of the dairy business his entire career working for DeCoursey Dairy, Meyer Dairy and Zarda Dairy.

He loved life, had many friends, was an avid sports fan, and was proud of his Irish heritage. He and Virginia joined friends for many golf vacations and bridge games.

Pat is preceded in death by siblings Jack Clune, Patrice Clune Malley, Peter Clune, Father Thomas Clune and Helen Clune DeCoursey. He is also preceded by his daughter Donna Sue Clune, son Joseph Clune and granddaughter Laura Ann Geraghty.

Patrick leaves behind his wife, Virginia, children: Peggy (Terry) Dunn, Christy (Pat) Sirridge and Dan (Teresa) Clune, and daughter-in-law Carol Clune.

Pat will be missed by his 12 grandchildren: Patrick (Amanda) Dunn, Brian (Lynn) Dunn, Katie (Matt) Fitzgerald, Michael (Melinda) Dunn, Kelly (Jason) Hendrickson, Paul (Kali) Clune, Julie (Ben) Schultz, Pat (Jamie) Geraghty, Peyton Clune, Joseph Clune, Nina Clune and Patrick Clune, as well as 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Everyone will miss hearing, “You are getting better looking every day!”

Visitation will be from 9-10:30a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at Curé of Ars Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30a.m. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery immediately following Mass.

The family is deeply grateful for the loving compassion of the team from Catholic Charities Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in his name be made to Curé of Ars Church, National Kidney Foundation of KS and Western MO, or Catholic Charities Hospice.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Patrick J. Clune

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Leonard Corsi

May 9, 2017

Peggy, we are very sorry for your loss and you and your family are in our prayers.
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Mahnaz Shabbir

May 9, 2017

Please accept my heartfelt condolences and I hope that in a small way they help through these trying times. My condolences to all family members.

Fr Tom Dolezal

May 8, 2017

Virginia and family. So sorry to hear of Pat's death. He was a great man and great Catholic. I am honored to know him during my time at Cure. God bless all of you and may the angels lead Pat into eternal life.


May 8, 2017

My condolences to the Clune family. May the god of comfort bring you peace and love to endure the difficult days ahead.

Nadine and Ed McGurren

May 6, 2017

Virginia and Family. Pat and you have been the very best next door neighbors anyone can have for the last 47 years. We will miss Pat but know he is in heaven. God Bless the Pat Clune Family. Love, Nadine and Ed