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Clara Kern, 89, passed away March 17, 2018 in Billings.

Clara was born Jan. 24, 1929, the 7th of 8 children to George and Katherine Miller in Worden, Montana. She spent her youth between Ballantine and Laurel.

On Feb. 1, 1947, Clara married Bud Kern in Billings. They started a family soon after and were blessed with 4 children; Danny, Sandra, Linda, and Loretta. She stayed home to raise her children and when they were older, she entered the work force. Clara worked for Lewis and Clark Hotel and Hart Albin Company as a clerk and sales associate.

Clara is survived by her son - Danny, daughters - Sandra and Linda (Harley), her sisters - Marion Peterson, and Helen Deines; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and special friend - Walt Seaberger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter - Loretta, sisters - Alvina, Martha, Ester, Frieda, brother - George, and son-in law - Dave.

Clara’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Edgewood Vista and St. Vincent Hospital staffs for their care.

Visitations may be made at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Smith West Chapel with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. To see a complete obituary and to send condolences to the family, please go to www.smithfuneralchapels.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer Association – 3010 11th Ave N., Billings, MT 59101 or www.alz.org.

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