Clara L. Gates Sullivan, Age: 94
Mar 7, 1925 -- Feb 8, 2020

 

     Clara L. Gates Sullivan, 94, Kansas City, KS, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Providence Medical Center. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with the Funeral Service to follow at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15 at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary-St. Anthony Church in Kansas City, KS or Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City, MO.

     Clara was born March 7, 1925, on Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Peter and Rose Pokaluk. After raising her four children Clara worked for the Pyramid Life Insurance Company for 10 years before retiring in 1987. She was a Catholic and attended St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church. She was a lover of music and dancing, which is how she met her husband Josiah. She also loved socializing and gaming at the Argosy Casino. Clara was a student of astrology and loved to prepare horoscopes for her children, grandchildren and in-laws.  She enjoyed telling her family and friends what the astrological charts indicated for them.  Clara took great pride and joy in cleaning and maintaining her home and was always ready to welcome visitors.  Clara was preceded in death by her husbands, Daniel T. Gates, Sr., and Josiah J. Sullivan, her son Daniel T. Gates, Jr. and a step grandson, Evan Cowan.  She is survived by her sons and their wives, Dennis and Sandra Gates, Ken and Mary Jo Gates, Mark and Stacey Gates, grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Lisa Gates, Tyler and Hannah Gates, Michelle and Ben Clibon, Lisa and Isom YaDullah, Ian Gates and Mia Gates and her fiancé Justin Robertson, and great grandchildren, Rosalyn, Felicity, Teddy, Griffin, Omari, Milayna and Addison.



Condolences

Jim and Sharon Stewart Feb 11 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Jim and I wish to send our condolences to the family. She was a great lady and will be missed by many.

Carla Grund Feb 11 ,2020

Friend ,Marysville ,Kansas

Clara was very precious and she truly loved her family. Beautiful picture and tribute to your beloved mother. She always welcomed me and the boys to visit and to eat! She will be missed.

Jenny Patterson Hayes Feb 14 ,2020

Niece ,Independence ,Missouri

My Sincere Condolences to my Aunt Clara 's Family on her recent departure for Heaven. Clara was so Bubbly and Fun as I was growing up and loving the conversations we had at Grandmas house on Northrup. Wished I could have spent more time with her in her later part of her life. She was Kind but a Strong Woman which is a testament to her Mother and Father. I've been going thru some physical therapy for sciatica and wasn't sure if I could make it but I will surely try. But know my heart is with you all and love you during this time of sorrow. Your Cousin - Jenny.

Carol Massey Feb 14 ,2020

Niece ,Independence ,Missouri

I have fond memories of Aunt Clara growing up and spending time at Grandma Pokaluks on Sundays. All of us kids would play in the back yard together. I was pretty shy then but still enjoyed it all. Aunt Clara was always very sweet to me and pleasant to be with. It’s sad to think that all my Aunts and Uncles from the Pokaluks are gone now. I want to send my deepest condolences to her Sons and their families. My prayers go out for all of you. Love, Carol

Larry, Joyce, Jason & Larron Burnett Feb 15 ,2020

Neighbors ,Kansas City ,Kansas

We send our condolences to the entire family of Ms. Claire. We became neighbors over 29 years ago and couldn't have met a nicer person. Ms. Claire was very welcoming and always greeted you with a smile. We will certainly miss her as we can already since the void here. May you find comfort in the word of God, knowing, though you weep now, joy will surely come as you reflect on all the times spent in celebrations and laughter. Ken and Mark, God Bless The Burnett's

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Feb 15 ,2020
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Feb 15 ,2020
Time:
10:30 AM
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