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Marla Kay Kane

2020-12-17

Marla Kay Kane, 71, of Fernandina Beach passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.

Marla was born in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Florence Wegner Posing.

She graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, IL and most recently worked as a medical transcriptionist.

Marla was a life-long and avid White Sox fan. In addition to her love of the White Sox, she loved reading. She enjoyed many different genres but seemed to gravitate towards those thrillers and suspense-filled novels written by Stephen King, John Grisham and James Patterson.

She and her husband Jim began spending time in Fernandina Beach in 2010. She and Jim made Fernandina Beach their full-time home in 2015. Marla truly loved her adopted home. Spending time with her many friends and enjoying the beach were some of the things she loved most.

Marla�s family recalls her as a strong fighter. She had battled cancer since 2016 and continued the fight until last Tuesday. She will always be remembered for reminding everyone that �Every little thing is gonna be alright.�

She leaves behind her husband of 16 years, James �Jim� Kane of Fernandina Beach; her children, Debbie Elbert Swaim and her partner, Dusty Ewoldt of Bradley, IL, Scott Elbert and his wife, Alicia of Herscher, IL, Sean Kane and his wife, Heather of Guelph, Ontario and Tracey VanDell and her husband, Scott of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; her brother, Kenneth Posing, Jr and his wife, Patricia of Bradley, IL, her sister Sherry Potts and her husband, Bill of Leicester, NC and her sister Karen Leutloff of Aroma Park, IL; her grandchildren, Kassidy, Delaney, Jack, Savanna, Jody, Karson, Felix, Sabine, Aaron and Grady, her great grandson, Lincoln and last but not least, her beloved cat, Moxie.

Marla�s family is planning a memorial gathering early next year. She will be laid to rest in her hometown of Kankakee, IL.

Donations in Marla�s name can be made to the Nassau County Humane Society or to Cats Angels, Inc. in Fernandina Beach.