Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Barbara B. Crane



Crane Residence
9123 Kildare Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076

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Memorial Contributions

IIT Institute of Design
3137 South Federal Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Office of Institutional Advancement
116 South Michigan Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Barbara Bachmann Crane, Photographer, 91 years old, Chicago, IL. Beloved wife of John Miller. Loving mother of Elizabeth Crane, Jennifer Crane, and Bruce Crane (Laura Cooper). Proud grandmother of Carrie (Adam) Scott, Lindsay (Patrick) Fagan, Jeffrey (Leah) Smolensky, Brian Smolensky, Eric Smolensky (fiancé Olivia Long), Sarah Crane, and Benjamin Crane. Adoring great-grandmother of Sheanan, Lennon, River, Koda, Autumn, and Eliana. Dear sister of Iris (the late Lewis) Hamity. She will be missed by Wei Shen (Jason Tung) for her sponsorship and loving guidance. Retired professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recipient of many awards and distinctions spanning her 70 year photographic career. Private Services. Memorial contributions may be made to IIT Institute of Design, 3137 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616, or School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Office of Institutional Advancement, 116 S. Michigan Ave., 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Sharon Beaudion

Over the past 23 plus years, the friendship and working relationship I had with Barbara was more of a friendship/mother type relationship. I learned so much about life from Barbara the advice she gave me about many things that reflect living will always stay in my heart and mind. I will miss her more than I could ever express in words. I love her forever and will always hold everything about her in my heart. Rest In Peace my dear friend. I love you forever! Sharon
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