Winifred Kane

Winifred H. Kane

1928 - 2023

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Obituary of Winifred H. Kane

Winifred (Hight) Kane passed away April 8th, 2023. Winnie was born on December 26, 1928, as the daughter of the late Floyd and Marguerite (Williams) Hight. She was a graduate of Frankfort High School and a longtime resident of Schuyler. She was seventeen when she graduated in 1946. It just so happened that her future husband, Roy Kane, returned from the Navy that same year. Even at seventeen, Winnie was the type of person who knew exactly what she wanted. She gently made sure that he would run into her; she often said,“I chased him until he caught me”. Winnie married the love of her life, Fred “Roy” Kane on October 30, 1948. From then on practically everything Winnie ever did, she did in tandem with Roy: they milked cows together; she unloaded hay wagons as he worked up in the haymow; when Roy came home with a deer they packaged meat together; they were forever dance partners, from ballroom to square dance; and they went on lunch dates in every diner within a fifty mile radius of Schuyler. Roy and Winnie enjoyed beautiful vacations together and brought balance to their everyday lives. Roy never wrote a check in his life, while Winnie was a fabulous bookkeeper. Roy was the life of the party and Winnie loved to laugh. They shared a love that would compel Roy to drive 100 miles to get her a special pair of shoes; they were a great pair. Even in her last years if you asked Winnie about her life she would tell you “I had a great life” and then tell you about Roy. Winnie is survived by two loving sons, Scott and Eric, along with their wives Sharon and Nancy. As well as a terrific sister-in-law Esther Goodson and a caring son-in-law William Chapman. She also leaves six grandchildren Andrew Conley, Carey (Conley) Stewart, Rachel (Kane) Mucurio, Dulcie (Kane) Tyo, Brandon Kane and Ruth (Kane) Buchard. She leaves sixteen great-grandchildren: Maureen, Bradley, Sean, Brook, Korin, Evelina, Emily, Madelyn Samantha, Ronald, Faith, Alexandria, Jack, Samuel, Gabriel, and Valerie. Winnie was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Valerie Conley Chapman, who died too soon, as well as Val’s first husband, Daniel Conley. Winnie was also predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn Bristol, Ruth Olds and Helen Ricci; as well as her brothers, C. Gordon Hight and Claude Hight, and their spouses. Her In-laws who passed before her were Harold (Shyke) Kane, Margaret Ludwig, Hamilton Kane, Ida Doremus, and their spouses. Winnie spent her final years at The Grand in Ilion. The family would like to thank The Grand for the care provided since 2018. In keeping with Winnie’s wishes there will be no public calling hours. Her family will gather privately to bid their farewells. Winifred’s final wishes were pre-arranged and entrusted to the Enea, Ciaccia, Applegate Family Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at