The Rev. Quinn Karl Bane, 66, a Baptist minister who commuted between his home here and his ministry in West Virginia for 16 years before moving to West Virginia in 1975, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Mr. Bane lived and worked in Washington from the mid-1930s until his retirement in 1975. He then moved to Shepherdstown, W.Va., as full-time pastor of St. John's Baptist Church there. He had served as pastor of the church since about 1959.

During World War II, he worked as a driver for the Bureau of Ordnance here. In the early 1950s, he joined George's Radio and Television Company and worked for the parts department before retiring in 1975.

In native of Cincinnati, Mr. Bane began his ministerial career at Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Washington, where he was ordained. He attended Ohio State University and graduated from Washington Baptist Seminary here.

He was a member of the Willing Workers Club at St. John's Baptist Church and served on the council of the Shepherdstown Ministers Association. He also was a member of the Nothern Virginia Baptist Association and the Washington D.C. Ministers Association.

Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth Johnson, of Shepherdstown; a daughter, Barbara Howard of Roanoke, Va.; a sister, Refor Nita Lucas of Cincinnati; a brother, Ralph, of Cleveland, and two grandchildren.