Gwen Yarger-Kane, PhD, 86, of Mooresville, N.C., beloved wife of Eugene T. Kane, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 4, 2022.

Gwen was born on March 1, 1936, and was raised in Pontiac, Mich. She was one of only two full professors at Syracuse University, and she taught there for 25 years in the School of Education. Gwen had a passion for animals, reading, traveling, decorating, gardening, and collecting art from all over the world. She was always beautifying something.

In addition to her husband Gene, she is survived by her son, Mark Yarger and his wife Roxanne of Ashland, Mass.; stepdaughter, Kelly Johnston and her husband Chris of Chesterfield, Va.; stepson, Michael Kane and his girlfriend, Bonnie Endres, of Apex, N.C.; and several grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 7, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Mooresville, with Father Mark Lawlor officiating. Burial will follow the service at Northlake Memorial Gardens in Huntersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House, c/o Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Kane family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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