Bernard James Cline II

08-31-1968 to 02-09-2021 

Bernards lifetime: 

Our beloved Bernard James Cline II, born August 31st, 1968 passed to Heaven on February 9th, 2021. As a father, son, soulmate, and man of the family; he left a mark on this world that will forever be treasured. BJ was a member of Knights of Columbus for St. Ann’s Catholic Church and a proud member of the American Legion Riders Post 370, where he was known as Bear. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1987 and later studied at Baker University. He was at US Bank where he was working hard toward further promotion. As a whole-hearted sports fan, he loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish with his family and friends. He coached sports for Joseph and left cherished memories of playing basketball and soccer with Jessica. BJ’s favorite getaway was the Lake of the Ozarks where he enjoyed family time and boat rides. He was a bright light in the world, with a forgiving spirit that never turned his back on a friend. He loved animals greatly and has joined his late dog Bristol in Heaven. BJ wanted nothing but happiness and health for his family and friends, as he always valued the blessings in his life. He knew life was short and made everyday count as if it was his last. 


BJ was born to Lynne and Bernard Cline. His proud mother raised him to be an honest, God-loving, respectful man. His son, Joseph Cline, always knew he could come to him for any advice or wisdom he needed. His daughter, Jessica Cline, could always rely on him for anything and everything. His soulmate, Cathy Valladares, shared a deep connection with him and knew she had found her forever happiness. BJ is survived by his beloved mother, children, and family: Joan Kelley (aunt), Don Kelley (uncle), and cousins Heather Kelley, Chris Kelley, Lisa Parks, and Laura Campos. He is also survived by Butch Pflumn, Brian Pflumn, and Vanessa Kuhn. Nick Cline, Edith Cline-Taylor, and Mary Barr-Antons, in addition to countless other friends and family. He also considered Cathy’s children and grandchildren, the McDaniel, Coffelt, and Vossmer families, as his own. 


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021  Visitation: 12 PM – 1 PM Service: 1 PM   St. Ann Catholic Church  7231 Mission Road  Prairie Village, KS 66208   The service will be streamed at

Graveside respects will immediately follow at Pleasant View Cemetery  6100 Quivira Rd.  Shawnee, KS 66216 

Family and friends are welcome at a gathering with barbecue and drinks provided.  3:30 to 7:30 The Emerald Event Space 800 NW South Outer Rd  Blue Springs, MO 64015


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