Clara Cecil Still

August 9, 1916

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September 17, 2020

Clara Cecil Still

August 9, 1916

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September 17, 2020

Clara Still passed away on Sept. 17, 2020, in Billings. She was born on Aug. 9, 1916, the sixth of nine children, to Carl and Martha (Duray) Miske, in Rose County, Minn. As a child, she moved to Wibaux with her family.

Clara wanted to be a telephone operator, and worked as a waitress in North Dakota and Montana. She worked for Boeing during the war, living in Seattle. After that, she went to work for Bell Telephone company. Clara undertook many jobs and did well in all of them. She was married to Merton Still in 1951 at the St. Peters Church in Wibaux. They were married for 55 years.

She moved to South Dakota and began living a farm life. She kept busy with church activities, Ladies VFW Auxiliary and working as a Senior Center volunteer. Her hobbies included painting ceramics, gardening, playing bingo and other games, and dancing. After her retirement, she returned to Montana, moving to Billings. She enjoyed a quiet and relaxing life there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers and five sisters.

A memorial mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at St. Bernard’s Parish, 226 Wicks Lane in Billings.

Condolences may be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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8 thoughts on “Clara Cecil Still”

  1. What a wonderful lady Aunt Clara was. I’m so happy I got to see her last year and spend a little bit of time talking with her about Mom (Jannette). My sisters and I will treasure that visit. Have a great reunion in Heaven Aunt Clara.

    1. Thank you for the loving card and message. Aunt Clara always enjoyed your calls and visits . You enriched her life and touched her heart so frequently. We will continue to be “in touch”. Family of Clara Still

  2. Carole Ann von Eschen, my freund, enjoyed tellling abouther contacts with her Aunt Clara through the years. They sounded like the best of good friends who gave each other encouragement and pleasure. How comforting to have had an Aunt Clara in one’s life. Clearly, Aunt Clara will be missed but live on in memories.

  3. Marcia Guckeen Torgerson

    Aunt Clara and I used to visit many times how she was the base of the totem pole with all her brothers and sisters because she was the last one to go. We will sincerely miss her she was always fun to visit and always alert and remembered a lot of things we had forgotten. Rest in peace aunt Clara. You were a big part of our lives. My mother loved you dearly.

    1. Beautiful message!! True. She was and will be the glue that holds us strong and together, just as your dear Mother, Aunt Helen seemed to be”my other mother”.

  4. My sister and I spent many of our summers in South Dakota with Clara and Merton Still in Parker. It was always a great time. We’re on the Callahan side of her in-laws. Though our paths didn’t cross these last several years, we exchanged Christmas cards to keep in touch.
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of a lovely person.
    Karen James Mitchell

  5. I also am on the Callahan side, Claras husband and my husband Roger were cousins, we stayed with Mert and Clara about once every summer, always enjoyed being there on the farm as did our children. I would call Clara every once in awhile. And we would reminisce. So sorry for your loss she was a great lady. Donna Callahan

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