Clara E. Ratcliffe Kendall Bolin

January 11, 1933June 22, 2018

Clara E. Ratcliffe Kendall Bolin was born January 11, 1933 in Houston, Texas to Charles W. and Catherine E. (Payne) Kunkel. She graduated from Glennon High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Clara worked for Commerce Bank in Kansas City, Missouri for eleven years. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, Missouri as well as the Quilter's Guild. Clara attended Maple Woods Community College where she took a class to become a clown and was known as Noodles the Clown. She also enjoyed wood crafting in her free time. Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert J. Ratcliffe; a brother, William Kunkel; her son, Jack Ratcliffe; second husband, George Kendall and third husband, Floyd Bolin and step daughter-in-law, Susan Kendall. She is survived by daughter, Carolyn M. Mabrey and wife, Kelly J. Edmunds; step-son, Jeff Bolin; daughter-in-law, Cindy Ratcliffe, step-son, Jim Kendall; step daughter, Pam (Mark) Frasier; grandchildren, Brad (Jolene) Hennon, Jon (Mandy) Ratcliffe, Lisa (Toni) Mabrey, Scott Mabrey and Andrew (Jessica) Mabrey and eleven great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Monday, June 25th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Road, Liberty, Missouri. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.


  • Charles William Kunkel, Father
  • Catherine Elizabeth Kunkel, Mother
  • Robert J. Ratcliffe, First Husband
  • William Kunkel, Brother
  • Jack Ratcliffe, Son
  • George Kendall, Second Husband
  • Floyd Bolin, Third Husband
  • Carolyn M. Mabrey, Daughter
  • Kelly J. Edmunds, Daughter-in-law
  • Jeff Bolin, Step Son
  • Cindy Ratcliffe, Daughter-in-law
  • Jim Kendall, Step Son
  • Susan Kendall, Step Daughter-In-Law
  • Pam Frasier, Step Daughter
  • Mark Frasier, Step Son-In-Law
  • Brad (Jolene) Hennon, Grandson
  • Jon (Mandy) Ratcliffe, Grandson
  • Lisa (Toni) Mabrey, Granddaughter
  • Scott Mabrey, Grandson
  • Andrew (Jessica) Mabrey, Grandson
  • Clara is also survived by eleven great grandchildren.

  • Jon Ratcliffe
  • Brad Hennon
  • Andrew Mabrey
  • Mike Krpan
  • Jim Kendall
  • James Krpan
  • Jeff Bolin


  • Visitation Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, June 25, 2018

Clara E. Ratcliffe Kendall Bolin

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