Jun 08,1932---Oct 05,2021

John E. Kane, 89, of Shawnee, KS, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Visitation will be from 4-6:00 PM Friday, October 8, with a Rosary prayed at 4:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday, October 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee,  KS.  

John was born June 8, 1932, in Emmetsburg,  Iowa to Gene and Mary (Higgins) Kane. He served in the United States Army.  John was a printer for Rigby and Midland Printing until he retired in 1997.  He was a member of the VFW and the GAI Union.  He was preceded in death by his son Brian Joseph Kane, brother Jerry Kane and sister Marigene Keane.  John is survived by his wife of 60 years Sheryl A. (Mason) Kane, daughter Lora Lee (John) McCabe, sister Helen brown and extended family.


Steve & Mindy Lee Oct 07 ,2021

Neighbor/friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Going to really miss John. A true friend with many many stories to tell. We offer our sincere condolences to the family. He will remain in our hearts forever

Larry L. Laird Oct 07 ,2021

Co-worker & military experiences ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Our fun together included Military Aviation, & American Legion work.Printing paid the bills but our ability to recall the days of service to our country and those with whom we worked fed our emotional health. I am proud to have known you John. Laird,L.L. 450-95-57 USN VP-882 1954-1962

Nancy Thompson Oct 07 ,2021

Friend ,Raymore ,Missouri

He was our neighbor a short time but he made a big impression on our family he was very entertaining and will never be forgotten RIP dear John

EMMETT BRADY Oct 07 ,2021

family friend ,Blue Springs Missouri ,Missouri

Dear Cjeryl & Family, on behalf of all the Brady Bunch, we offer our most sincere condolences on John's passing. Jack as we preferred to call him was a very long time class mate & sidekick to our older brother Bob & good friend to all our family. We cherish many warm feelings & remembrance's of times past growing up in Iowa. Jack was always so cheerful and friendly and full of stories. He was our connection to the past as he kept in constant contact with the many friends & family back in Iowa over the years. & he shared many stories of those times. I for one will now be forever frozen in time ageless, every July for the past 40 years or so Jack would call ands wish me a happy birthday and really make my day. He had a great memory and could remember all the birthdays of my sisters and brothers. '''' always smiling, cheerful He had that magnetic personality that drew people to him. Over the years when in Iowa, I would buy a fifth of Templeton Rye hoping to share it with Jack &Cheryl but somehow time got away from us. We will go on and cherish the memories of times past and he will forever be a part of our family memories. SLAINTE!

Alex Graf Oct 08 ,2021

Grandson ,Chicago ,Illinois

Lora & Cheryl, I know you both know how much John meant to Ben and I growing up. He was the fun grandpa! He made you feel welcome with a jokes, kindness and ability to take a unique interest in our life. Those lessons were not lost on the man i’ve become and i’m forever grateful that I had him in my life. I know this transition is not easy. I’m here for you in whatever you need! -Alex

Kenneth Fleming Oct 08 ,2021

None ,Kearney ,Missouri

Very sorry for your loss. I worked with John at Rugby Printing. John was fun to be around. He drew people to him .

Cheryl (Linhart) Eskew Oct 08 ,2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to Cheryl and Lora Lee and the Kane family.

Randy & Kathleen Nealey Oct 08 ,2021

Good Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Condolences to the Kane family. John was a great friend and great story teller. John had great faith and a Love for our Lord Jesus. He always prayed the Rosary and said prayers for others in time need and healing. John will always be in our hearts and prayers. God Bless you and keep you forever !

Scarlet Larkin Oct 09 ,2021

Friend ,Boulder ,Colorado

He was larger than life to our boys, they would giggle and plot their next trick to play on John! They loved his exaggerated outrage, his humor, his largeness, and felt his kindness and generosity so deeply. Heaven has a new rough-edged angel today, and we are so lucky to have known this gentle soul. Sending love and care to the whole family. xo

Joe Croker Oct 09 ,2021

Friend ,Nashville ,Tennessee

Growing up in Shawnee and at Lake Quivira, I was drawn to John and Sheryl through Lora Lee, their dear daughter. For our group of friends, Lora’s home became our second home. And John and Sheryl became our second parents. The years grew, and over time we all dispersed to far-flung places: San Francisco, Portland, Paris, Nashville, the Far East, Los Angeles, Seattle, Manchester, and more. But wherever we went, we were always drawn home—whether with our footsteps or in our dreams. And the truth is that we never really arrived until we got back to Kansas City and saw the Kanes. John’s loving heart, his incredible sense of comic timing, his gift for storytelling, and his love of people—of all of us—made everyone feel the timelessness of youth even as time refused to stand still. Moose, Red, Whiskers, Scoop, Crow, Rooster, and the rest will all miss him dearly. But once you have known and loved a man like that, you know through your last breath that you truly have been blessed.

Danny Franklin Barnes Oct 14 ,2021

Eternal rest grant unto John, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen. Love and thanks for your impression on our family Mr. Kane; condolences and prayers for yours as they grieve your loss.