Alene Kane - January 19, 2009


RAVENA – Alene Kane, 83, passed away Monday, January 19, 2009.  Alene was born August 22, 1926 daughter of the late Claude and Bessie (Simmons) VanValkenburg.  She was an avid bowler and loved camping.

     Alene was the devoted wife of the late John J. Kane.  Survivors include her son Mark J. Kane of Ravena;  cherished grandchildren, Lisa Johnston, Amy Travis, Beth Kane, Jennifer Kane and Shawna Kane;  loving great-grandchildren, Timothy and Cassandra Johnston, Skyler and Riley Travis and Kile and Nathan Knight.  Alene was predeceased by her son Gary L. Kane and her brother Sterling VanValkenburg.

     A memorial service will be held 7 PM Thursday, January 22nd at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the service starting at 5 PM.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or Evergreen Commons would be appreciated.