THE DIRTY ARMY: Left: Johnny O’Kane with his son Jonathan Andrew “Drew” O’Kane. By Diana L. Chapman. Johnny O’Kane’s children who wanted to bury their father next to their mother who died of cancer in 2005 might not get the chance after his second wife resurfaced recently, claimed his body and had their father’s account frozen, according to her face book page. The O’Kane children, dealing with a deep grief after their 55-year-old father shot his girlfriend, Michelle “Shellie” Stamper, 45, twice on Nov. 2 and then turned the gun on himself dying in a hospital two days later, were stunned when Jennifer O’Kane reappeared — a marriage, they said, they thought had completely crumbled and one they believed was annulled. “We have the annulment papers,” said the son, Jonathan Andrew “DrewO’Kane, 23. “But they were incomplete. She’s been gone for two years. She contacted me right after (the shootings) and showed up at the hospital. I just want her to go away. She’s taking the body away and I’ve come to the conclusion that that’s whats going to happen. “She can take the body. But Honor (his sister) is not o.k. with it.” As far as Jonathan and Honor, 19, are concerned, their father told them he wanted to be buried next to their mother, Maggie. He had the tombstone and plot ready and visited her grave frequently. The account was frozen, he said, when the children and Jennifer O’Kane disputed ownership. The house is not in dispute, however, as their mother put it in a trust for the children, the son added. They will received it when Honor turns 25. But because Jennifer O’Kane is still officially married to their father, the law is apparently on her side. Jennifer O’Kane, who says she owns and operates a legal brothel in Battle Mountain, Nevada, called the Calico Club, contends she and OKane still visited each other via flights and kept their love alive, she explained during a phone interview. She adds that she is keeping the account to pay off O’Kane’s bills and doesn’t understand why the community is so angry with her. She is grieving his loss along with everyone else. No one could be reached for comment at the Calico Club. O’Kane, she argues, never wanted to be buried at Green Hills Memorial Park and wanted to have his ashes scattered at sea and not have his body “in a metal box.” His body, she said, is currently at Green Hills and will be released to her Nov. 27.
She will scatter his ashes at sea. “I am not putting my husband in a metal box,” she said from the hotel room she is staying in in Torrance. “I’m not disgracing my husband in any way, shape or form. I didn’t come here to start a problem. I didn’t come here to be shunned.” But Jennifer O’Kane’s reappearance has mystified many in the community who haven’t seen her for at least two years and others have written not-so-friendly comments on her face book page. She said she during the interview that she and O\’Kane married in May 2010 and she moved away by the following November. O’Kane, a popular iron worker union leader, stunned the San Pedro community when he shot and killed himself and his girlfriend. The killings devastated both families and became more cruel, O’Kanes children said, when the “estranged” wife showed up and took over O’Kane’s body. Feeling ridiculed, Jennifer ”Kane defended herself saying O’Kane would have divorced her if it was officially over and wrote this on her face book page:
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I’m sorry, I thought you said son…- nik