She was born March 21, 1934 in Greene County to Harry St. John and Della Chloe (Phipps) St. John.
Clodene married Ervin Bitz on Sept. 27, 1953 and he passed away on May 13, 2000.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Deena Hansford of Jasonville, Lori and Rex Smith of Jasonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Vicki Bitz of Linton, Todd Bitz of Jasonville; grandchildren, Scott and Meghan McKisson, Brittney and Justin Vest, Sean Bitz, Jennifer and Brian Stockwell, Kent Hansford, Jillian Smith, Cassidy Smith; great-grandchildren, Drake McKisson, Claire McKisson, Kane Stockwell; sisters, Merle McQueary and Eva Harvey, both of Jasonville; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Sandy St. John of Aurora, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Blanche Moss, Norma Letsinger, Margaret Hastings; brothers, Carl St. John, Glen St. John, Albert St. John.
Clodene was valedictorian of her graduating class, a homemaker and member of the Jasonville United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, and 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the Jasonville United Methodist Church.
Funeral service is at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the church with Pastor Raymond St. John and Pastor Carl Leth officiating.
Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.