Mar 27, 1934---Jan 08, 2023

     Clarene P. Smith, 88, of Kansas City, Kansas, died Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the The Piper.  Visitation will be from 10-10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Services at 10:30 AM Monday, January 16,  at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS.  Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Inlieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the SPCA or the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

     Clarene was born March 27, 1934, in Kansas City, KS to Clarence and Ruth (Gwaltney) Jardon.  She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar L. Smith in 2017.  She is by two children: Bernie (Melody) Smith,  Marcia (Jim Bennett) Smith, sister Harriet Boggess, grandson Michael (Rachel) Smith, three great grandchildren Nolan, Bristol and Makiah, and many extended family. 


Ed Gabel Jan 10, 2023

Friend ,Kansas city ,Kansas

Bernie, Marcia it is often hard to find the right words at times like this. I had the privilege of knowing your Mom for most of my life. She was my second Mom in my early years. She was an awesome person that gave me love and guidance. I share in your sorrow with love and friendship. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at this difficult time. No matter how old we are it is never easy to lose a parent.

Brenda Ryan Jan 13, 2023

Friend ,Piper ,Kansas

Marcia~ I will always remember your Mom being onery! She always had something to say and loved to banter with you when the two of you didn’t agree. No matter the subject, she always had a comeback! But she had such a caring heart…every time she saw me whether at your folks house, the grocery store, or CVS she asked how I was doing. Always concerned about my diabetes being okay. Always asked about our daughter and Moe. Wanted to know if we still had dogs and was pleased when I told her each time “but of course”! Your Mom’s love will always be with you, Bernie, Mel, Michael and the great grandkids. We know losing a mom is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But Clarene’s goodness and her caring live on….like a legacy of love that will always be with you. I know that love will surround you now and bring you peace. Lots of love girlfriend. ??????????


Funeral Service
Porter Funeral Home
1835 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City
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Jan 16, 2023
10:30 PM
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