Clark C. Bradshaw, 74, passed away on February 25, 2019, at Kansas City Hospice House, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 9that Church of the Nativity, 3800 W 119thSt., Leawood, KS 66209.
Clark was born in Topeka, KS to Charles and Betsy Bradshaw on October 14, 1944. After World War II, the family moved to Abilene, KS. Clark graduated from Abilene High School in 1962, where he excelled in debate and tennis. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College, and received his JD from Washburn University School of Law in 1968.
In the summer of 1968, Clark began a 42-year career in trust and estate planning with his first job at First National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri. 32 years later, he retired from Bank of America as a Senior Vice President of the Trust Department. In 2000, Clark began working for Country Club Bank, which he helped build into Country Club Trust Company. He later retired in 2011 as a Senior Vice President of Country Club Trust Company.
Outside of work and time with family, Clark enjoyed spending time on the golf course and rooting for the Jayhawks. In addition, he was an avid baseball fan and spent many days and nights at Kauffman Stadium.
Clark was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Westminster College, and went on to also join the YMCA Heritage Foundation, The Estate and Planning Society, Kiwanis club of Greater Kansas City, and Church of the Nativity.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Betsy Bradshaw and sister Sabra (Bradshaw) Wackerle. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Mary Ellen Bradshaw; sister Martha Hancock (Al) of Knoxville, TN; brother in law Louis Wackerle (Marci) of Portland, OR; sons Jeff Bradshaw of Overland Park, KS and Michael Bradshaw (Lindsay) of Evanston, IL; and grandchildren Parker, Jack, and Brooks Bradshaw.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Westminster College (Westminster College – Office of Development, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251), Kansas City Hospice House (1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114), or Care Heaven Foundation for Jeanne’s Place (3848 W. 75thSt. Prairie Village, KS 66208).
So sorry to hear this…john and I are out of town but will be lifting up your family in our prayers. Have only lovely memories of you guys. Blessings
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Caleb and Ashleigh George
Thinking about you at this difficult time. You are in out thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Sonja Bornheimer
My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Mary! ?
Sending love and sympathy, Mary.
Mary, Jeff and Michael,
So sorry for your loss. Clark will be missed by all who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry ! You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers. Dick and Jane Fry
What I remember most of Clark was he had a smile and a hug waiting when coming and leaving his home. He loved talking sports, and specifically his Jayhawks. Life won’t be the same Clark! My heart goes out to all of you. I’m blessed to have known him. Dee Dee Storck
As a trust and estate attorney, Clark is one of my all-time favorite probate and trust administrators. Our practice area will greatly miss him.
Mary, please know that you and the family are in our thoughts. We hope that your many happy memories are a comfort to you now. With deepest sympathy.
Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Clark. You and your boys are in my prayers and thoughts. Clark was a great man , husband and father. He will be missed by many. Debbie and A.L.
Thoughts and prayers for your family on behalf of all the Staff at Garden Terrace at Overland Park. It was our pleasure to have provided care for Clark and will greatly miss him.
We love you Mary and loved Clark. We know that life will be very different for you. Your friends want you to believe that we will try hard to be there for you. Hugs!
I worked with Clark on the Kansas State Highway Department when in college here in Dickinson County. It was great to work with him. So sorry to hear of his illness and passing.
Thinking of the family.
Patti and I are truly saddened to learn of Clark’s passing. We remember the many great times we had in our younger years with Clark and Mary. Our plans thoughts are with Mary and his family.
Carol and I are so glad we were able to meet Clark and Mary and socialize over the last several years. Clark always had a smiling face and a friendly optimistic personality. He will be truly missed by all.
Prayers and peace to the family.
Dear Mary, Jeff, and Michael
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will be with you at Nativity on Saturday.
Cathy and Tony Kriegshauser
My deepest sympathies to you, Mary, and your family!
I am so sorry to hear about Clark. I worked with Clark from 1968 to 1997, when I retired. He was one of the most honest, trustworthy and, truly, likable guys in this world !!!!!
I am so sorry to hear about Clark. I worked with him from 1968 to 1997 when I retired. Clark was one of the most honest, trustworthy and likable guys in this world.
When I first met Clark last year, he left a very positive impression of an accomplished person. His obituary and my husband’s comments confirms my opinion of him. I regret that Mary and his sons will have only memories of him.
Mary, John and I were so sorry to see Clark’s obituary this morning. We have many fond memories of him especially when he visited us when the kids were young. Our thoughts are with you.
Many memories of a great guy and fraternity brother, My thoughts are with the family and his many friends.
Mary, Jeff and Michael, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. I know you have many fond memories.Lilly and Jerry Lewis
My father Norman and I were law partners working in the Wills and Trust area. I made a point to meet Clark the very first week of my law career. Thus began our very close personal and our professional relationship. Thereafter I went to Clark and Mary’s festive wedding. Clark was a man of character, composer, compassion, and class. He was a gentleman in every way. I remember him getting excited about his father’s trips to Kansas City in his younger days to be fitted for a tailor made suit at Wolf Brothers. Clark and I worked on some very challenging estate tax and other estate issues. He was bright, resourceful, and upheld the standards and ethics of an attorney and a fine trust department. Well do I remember the day he joyfully told me he would be working with our mutual dear friend Jim Cole in the nascent Country Club Trust Company. Clark and I took our sons to the famous 7th game of the 1985 World Series. Thank you Clark for your friendship all these years. Love John
Mary, Jeffrey, and Michael,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Clark was a lovely and honorable man and will be missed by all. Sincerely, Cindy and Tom Creal
We were so sad to learn of Clark’s passing to go be with his Farher in Heaven. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Mary; and his children and grandchildren. We pray God is helping through this time of gruieving. With our love and many prayers
Allan and I loved seeing Clark at the Athenaeum events. He was so fun to be with. I love all the things people have said about him, all so true.
I’ll see you tomorrow. I know your three grandsons will bring you joy and help you through this difficult time.
Mary, I am so sorry to hear of Clark’s passing. He sounded like an amazing man. He is now in the palm of God’s hand! All of my sympathies to you and your family.