Arthur John Kane, 95 of Dodson, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 surrounded by family.
Graveside services took place at 2 p.m., Monday, November 30 at the Dodson Cemetery with Rev. Gene Weinette, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Wellington, officiating. Arrangements were by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.
Arthur John Kane was born at the home of his grandparents near Locust Corners, Mich. on May 4, 1925, to Lucy Eva Shewman and John William Kane. Loved by his parents, out of necessity he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Lula Shewman and Leroy Good. At the age of 15, Art changed the date his birth certificate to work in the factories of South East Michigan.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army in Pacific Theater. During the Battle of Okinawa, he met Carthel Lewis of Collingsworth County, Texas. Lewis told Kane about his beautiful single cousin in Texas. Art and Olyse Camp corresponded by mail throughout the war and after his discharge, they met and married on June 18, 1947 in Hudson, Mich.
The Kanes raised their three sons in the Dodson and Arlie Communities. A successful farmer and rancher, Art built a large operation that he eventually passed down to his sons and their families.
With a strong sense of community, he served on the Tri-County Co-op Board, Wellington ISD School Board and the Childress County FSA Committee. Active until the last three years of his life, Art enjoyed restoring classic cars and tractors, fishing, playing card games with his grandkids and most especially, helping his sons and grandsons on the farm.
He was preceded in death by wife of 67 years Olyse Camp Kane; his parents Lucy and John Kane; his brothers Bill and Melvin; his sisters Wilma Aldrich, Doris Schultz and Evelyn Winchester; his grandson Chad Kane; and his great granddaughter Chloe Kane.
He is survived by three sons and their wives, Rodney and Mary Lou Kane, Larry and Debbie Kane and Steve and Teresa Kane, all of Dodson; eight grandchildren, Tracey Bell, Landey and
B.J. Waters, Brian and Marnie Kane, Luke and Amanda Kane, Christy Kane, Shane Jones, Lance and Deidre Kane and Payton G. Kane; 19 great grandchildren, Matthew Bell, Kacey Schniederjan, Madison, Briley and Kane Waters, Emma and Madeleine Kane, Luke, Carson and Hartley Kane, Conner, Callen and Claire Kane, Jackson and Ryder Jones and Kyla, Presley, Taytum and Kaesyn Kane; two great-great grandchildren; his sister Mary Jane Ruskowsky of Deltona, Fla.; his sister-in-law Odessa Camp Covey of Wellington; 24 nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.
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