Name: Cara Crane
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
DOD: April 24, 2017
Cara Crane, 23, of Indianapolis, formerly of Lebanon, passed away April 24, 2017.
Cara was born on June 2, 1993, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Dave Crane and Michelle Ostewig Crane.
Cara attended Lebanon High School and then graduated in 2012. She excelled in all sports, including basketball, swimming, and softball, along with cheerleading. Cara was a social butterfly and she loved being with her friends and family. She was the most grateful person ever. Cara loved elderly people and had a very caring heart. After high school, Cara started beauty school because of her love for hair and make-up.
Survivors include her father Dave (Tiffany) Crane of FL; her mother Michelle (fiancé Kyle Ellis) Crane of Indianapolis; her grandparents Patricia Ostewig of Lebanon, Jenny (Lowell) Lemon of Westfield, and Carl (Nina) Crane of Lebanon; her brother Chad Crane; her step-brother Brenden Montgomery; her aunts Terri (Tom) Barts of St. Louis, MO, Amy (Randy) Campbell of Lebanon, Tammy (Mike) Spidel of Lebanon, and Jana Dittemore of Indianapolis; her uncles Steven (Linda) Ostewig of Greenfield, Larry (Lisa) Lemon of Carmel, and Donald (Susie) Crane of Lebanon, and several cousins. Cara was preceded in death by her grandfather Karl Ostewig and her aunts Eve Marie and Rebecca Kay Ostewig.
Family and friends will gather Friday, April 28, 2017 for visitation from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Benjamin Crockett officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Cara will be laid to rest at Brown’s Wonder Cemetery in Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Talitha Koum Recovery Home for Women, P.O. Box 566, Greenfield, IN 46140. Cara struggled with drug addiction for the last 5 years of her life and unfortunately lost her life to a drug overdose. This cause was always near and dear to her, along with her family and friends.