Elizabeth (Lane) Crain

Elizabeth (Lane) Crain

September 23, 1949 – August 23, 2021

Elizabeth (Lane) Crain was called to join her Heavenly Father, as well as her Earthly father on August 23, 2021. She was so loved by all who knew her, and her reach was global; both in her friends and her students at National University.  The sharpness of her mind was matched only by that of her tongue.  She was a voracious reader and a huge fan of Star Trek and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.  Elizabeth was an active member of P.E.O. International and dedicated her life to education and music.

Nothing was more important than her family: Bruce, her husband of 46 years; daughter, Celia; son-in-law, Jason Siebert; and beloved grandson, Ira.

Preceded in death by father, Richard Lane; grandparents, Judge Arthur J. and Ruth Stanley.  Survived by husband, Bruce Crain; daughter, Celia Siebert (Jason); grandson, Ira; mother, Carolyn S. Lane; brother, John Lane; nephew, Adam Lane; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles from her extended family; and countless friends.

VIGIL SERVICE: Thursday, August 26th at 7pm at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 129 N. 40th Street.  FUNERAL MASS:  Friday, August 27th at 10am at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 129 N. 40th Street.  Memorials are suggested to P.E.O. International Educational Loan Fund (ELF).

To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.




  • Ryan & Sara pankoke Posted August 25, 2021 10:25 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Tanya L. Tremblay Posted August 25, 2021 5:37 pm

    My Tolkien sister, and a woman of true mettle. You will be in my heart as are your dear family.

  • Elizabeth H Mora Posted August 25, 2021 8:31 pm

    I’m sending prayers for Bruce and your whole family upon this unexpected loss. Wishing you peace and healing. Love, Beth

  • Philippa Linton Posted August 26, 2021 4:45 pm

    Liz was a lovely, very special woman. I will always remember her kindness, warmth, wit and depth. Her family have my prayers in their great loss. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

  • Cynthia Edwards Posted August 27, 2021 9:11 am

    Rest peacefully, dear Liz. My condolences and love go out to Bruce, Celia and your whole family and many friends. You will be very much missed but remembered with joy. May your memory be a blessing.

  • Charlynn Unbedacht Posted August 27, 2021 11:04 pm

    Liz will be missed by many, she was my internet/RL friend. We had a blast at our “Moots”. I send my love to her family and I share your sorrow. LOVE from “Queenie”.

  • Sally Rooney Posted August 27, 2021 11:19 pm

    So sad to receive this news. Liz was a wonderful teacher and talented musician. Hoping the heavens resound with your lovely voice, singing to the greater glory of our loving Father in heaven! Condolences to
    Bruce, Celia and family..

  • Tracy Posted June 16, 2022 4:30 pm

    Even though we only knew each other via Facebook and instagram you helped me through the real struggles of life .. you were an amazing friend /lady and I will forever hold you close to my heart my friend R.I.P sweet lady x

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