Everett D. Kane
MOUNT VISION — Everett David Kane, 91, of Mount Vision, passed away late Sunday morning, June 29, 2014, at Otsego Manor in Cooperstown.
He was born Jan. 16, 1923, in the Town of Carlisle in Argusville, a son of Herbert and Marjorie (Rector) Kane.
A veteran of the United States Army, he served his country from November 1948 until July 1949, when he received a military furlough to return home to do farm work. Following his farm furlough, he served five years in the Army Reserve.
He was first married to Carolyn Bider. He then married Laura M. Ainslie (Rowlands) on April 23, 1971, in Hartwick.
A lifelong farmer, Everett owned and operated Kanemeade Farm in Mount Vision for many years. He ran the farm with his wife Laura, and later his sons, Ronald and Rodger and grandsons, Eric and Rodger Jr. He was a familiar face in Laura’s Restaurant, where he would go after his farm chores to help his wife close up.
He was a member of the Hartwick American Legion Post No. 1567 and the Hartwick United Methodist Church. He loved country music, and for many years enjoyed being a square dance caller, singing with The Westernaires and Charlie Hughes and Cliff Fitch.
Everett is survived by his wife of 43 years, Laura of Mount Vision; his four children, Ronald Kane and wife, Marilyn of Mount Vision, Robert Kane and wife, Barbara of Fly Creek, Rahlene Welch and husband, Michael of Fly Creek and Rodger Kane and wife, Faye of Toddsville; 11 grandchildren, Chad Welch and wife, Jessie, Renee Vigilante and husband, Albert, Eric and Amy Kane, Shawn Kane and wife, Justina, Andrea Schoonover and husband, Eric, Mindi, Amanda and Rodger Kane, Jr., and Nicole Bergman and Alison Jodway; three stepchildren, Gail Twombly and husband, Richard of Hebron, Conn., Linda M. Tuller and husband, John of New Berlin and Larry R. Ainslie and wife, Barbara of Hartwick; nine step- grandchildren, Michael Grigsby, Michelle Coutroul and husband, Jaime, Sean Twombly, Kristin Rumovicz and husband, Rob, Matthew Tuller, Mark Tuller and fiancé, Amanda Curtis, Jeffrey Ainslie and wife, Aimée, Bradley Ainslie and wife, Carol and Kathryn Hitchcock and husband, Dan; and many great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters, Harriet Tallmadge and husband, Jim of Glen and Lila McPhail of Canajoharie; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Kane and Aileen Kane.