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Marimae Joan Kane

May 4, 1938 - March 10, 2024

Marimae Joan Kane Marimae Joan Kane
    March 14, 2024 | 8:30-10:00 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 East Main Street
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Funeral Mass
  • March 14, 2024 | 10:30 A.M.
  • Sant Patrick Catholic Church Downtown
    400 Cedar Street
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Burial Location
    Union Cemetery

Marimae Kane, 85, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 10, 2024, at JourneyCare Hospice, Barrington, Illinois.

Marimae was born May 4, 1938, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, to Lester and Eileen Thomas. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, attended Little Flower Grammar School, and was a member of the Mercy High School Class of 1955. She then went to Lewis College, where she met the love of her life, James Kane, whom she married on July 6, 1957, at Little Flower Catholic Church.

A lively, beautiful, and intelligent woman, Marimae deeply loved her family and friends, and found her greatest joy during the 48 years she and James lived in St. Charles, Illinois. She had boundless energy, whether maintaining her lovely home, entertaining, socializing, traveling, doting on her grandchildren, or urging others to join in the fun. She summed up her philosophy of life as, “I was always afraid I might miss something!”

Her career included working as a classroom aide at Mades-Johnstone School, as a receptionist for pediatrician Dr. Walter Miller, as an administrative assistant at Catholic Charities, and her dream job as membership director for the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. After retirement, she volunteered at Hesed House shelter for the homeless in Aurora.

Marimae is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, James; her children, Susan (Eric) Parker, Kevin (Molly) Kane, Christopher (Eileen) Kane, and Jonathan (Mary) Kane; grandchildren Maggie Kane, Andrew Kane, Ted Kane, Erin Kane, Niamh Kane, Declan Kane, Eamon Kane, Nate Kane and Owen Kane; and her brother, John Thomas.

Visitation will be held 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles, followed by funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar St., St. Charles. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, St. Charles.

Memorial donations may be made to JourneyCare Hospice,


Magdalyn Miller from Austin, TX

"Dear Kane Family, You are all dearly loved. We loved your mom so much and she cared for all of us Miller kids. We are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed."

Craig Stiegman from Cary, IL

"Chris, so sorry to hear of your loss. You're in my thoughts."

Jim Vrtis from Barrington, IL

"Dear Kane Family,I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. She was such a kind and warm-hearted person, and her memory will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing her.I will always remember her fondly, especially for the simple yet special moments she created, like making me my very first open-faced peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's moments like these that remind us of her thoughtfulness and the love she shared with everyone around her.During this difficult time, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in the loving memories you shared together and strength in each other's presence.With heartfelt condolences, Jim Vrtis Family"

Michal from Chicago, IL

"Sending my sincerest condolences to your entire family!"

Michael Vrtis from Wyckoff, NJ

"The loss of Mrs Kane; mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend is a reminder of my youth. As neighbors we enjoyed friendships like mine with Kevin. Recovering from accidents like our car crash. Sharing little morning joys and greetings when delivering the Chicago Tribune. Getting a summer job from Mr Kane and affording new school clothes.I share your pain of loss and celebrate with you the everlasting joy and promise of eternity."

Brad Wollnik from Pleasant Prairie, WI

"Dear Kane family,I have only the fondest of memories of your Mom. She was so warm and welcoming. She was always there when Jon and I were causing some sort of a ruckus on Post Road, or acting as a buffer from your Dad. (I clearly remember coming into your house one Saturday morning. Seeing your Dad in his recliner as he lowered the newspaper only to raise it back up, grumbling disapprovingly to the sideburns that Jon and I were growing). Great memories! Thank you Mari for all you were and for everything you did.Lisa and I will be praying for grace and peace to come to you during this very difficult time. All our love, Brad and Lisa Wollnik"

Tracy Kleine from Rochester, MI

"Kane family, Aunt Mare (Marimae) will definitely be missed dearly. Such a sweet lady who always had a smile on her face and was always good to our family when we came to Chicago (from Michigan), she always let me stay in their house in St. Charles. She (& Uncle Jim) made us feel very welcomed to her beautiful home. God bless you, Aunt Marimae. I will miss you!! Tracy Kleine"

Martin nugent from niles, MI

"My sympathy for your loss , our Chicago cousins we were separated by distance and time but not in our memories"

Scott Hermans from Algonquin, IL

"Chris and the Kane family, my sincerest condolence for your loss. My hope is that many joyful memories will keep her close to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers."

Pauline O’Riordan from Naas, Ireland , IL

"My deepest condolences to you all on the loss of Mari. She was a very special lady. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Pauline & Joe"

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