Ex-Wife of Slain CIA Officer Dies
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ Five weeks after CIA officer Johnny ``Mike″ Spann was killed in Afghanistan, his ex-wife died of cancer, leaving their two young daughters as orphans.
Kathryn ``Cissy″ King, who grew up in the northwest Alabama town of Guin, died Friday and was buried in suburban Washington, D.C. She was 30.
King and Spann, a native of Winfield, divorced several years ago and both remarried. Their daughter Alison was 9 and Emily was 4 when their father was killed Nov. 25 during an uprising of Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan. He is the only American to die at the hands of the enemy there.
Spann also had a 7-month-old son with his second wife, Shannon.
After Spann was killed, King ``was upset about Mike, very upset, and she wanted to be at the funeral for the girls. But ... she was not strong enough to attend,″ said Pam Bozeman, a close friend of King’s.
Spann’s parents plan to raise the girls, Bozeman told The Birmingham News.