Lyla F. Crane
Lyla F. Crane, 72, of Springfield, died at 10:30 pm, Monday, March 23, 2015, at her home. She was born December 15, 1942, in DuQuoin, IL, to Lyle and Mary Bramley Queen. After her father’s death in 1944, her mother remarried, Tilman Feltmeyer, who later adopted her. She married Donald Crane on December 17, 1966, and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tara Crane and Crystal Crane of St. Louis; one son, Christopher (Mary) Crane of Tampa, FL; two grandchildren, Alexander and Edwin Crane, both of Tampa, FL, and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Lyla was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed painting, loved animals and traveling to Gatlinburg, TN and Destin, FL.
She was a teacher for 34 years. During that time, she worked in Southern Illinois and District 186 in Springfield. She was the original director of Project SCOPE.
No Services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, 2320 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.