Kathleen Mary Kane
January 8, 1947 - November 6, 2022

Kathleen (Kathy) Mary Ann Kane, age 75, passed away on November 6, 2022 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia, North Carolina.

Kathy was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Frank and Marian Murnin on January 8, 1947. She was the second born of seven children.

After turning nineteen years old and buying the car of her dreams, she moved from St. Louis to Washington D.C. to begin her career working for the government. She married Thomas Kane on August 9, 1969 at St. Marks Catholic Church in Arlington, VA. They lived together in Virginia for over 35 years where they had two children, Jeffrey and Julie. They then retired to St. James, North Carolina in 2007.

During her career, she worked for different congressional members, Occidental International and then several years after her children were born began working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where she became a member of the Senior Intelligence Service and received the Career Achievement Medal before she retired in January 2007.

Outside of her family and career, Kathy loved horses, playing tennis, dancing (Especially with her husband), taking girls trips with her beloved sisters, enjoying walks on the beach, riding bicycles and social gathering with the close friends she and her husband made during their retirement years in St. James, North Carolina.

Kathy is preceded in death by her father, Frank Murnin, her mother Marian Murnin and a brother, Dave Murnin.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Thomas (Tom) Kane; her children, Jeffrey (Cassandra) and Julie (Jason); her siblings Michael, Joel (Nancy), Marilyn, Christine (Don) and Maureen (Dean); and her grandchildren Avery, Addison, and Harper.

A service will be held January 13th, 2023 in Southport, North Carolina at 12pm at Sacred Heart Church followed by a celebration of life at the Reserve Club in St. James, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name.


  • Sorin and Alina Gruia Posted November 10, 2022 7:20 am

    With great sadness we learned about Kathy’s passing.
    She was a very dear friend. We met Kathy and Tom in Vienna as neighbors in Eudora; our children were good friends in school and after.We spent many Holidays together with Kathy the perfect hostess. She loved Tom, Julie and Jeffrey(and Taffy !) and in retirement enjoyed having the kids and the grandkids spend time at St James.
    We will all miss you !
    May you Rest In Peace !
    Alina and Sorin

  • Craig Jerden Posted November 11, 2022 3:12 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Kathy’s passing .
    Our deepest condolences to the Kane and Murnin families.
    Craig and Melody Jerden

  • Robert J Pachence Posted November 13, 2022 10:34 am

    Rosemarie and I extend our deepest condolences. We are deeply saddened by her loss.

  • Mike and Pat Stephenson Posted November 22, 2022 11:24 am

    Our deepest sympathies to Tom and the children. Always enjoyed the years we knew Kathy and Tom in the D.C. area and in St. James.

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