Bridget Ann Crafton

Monday, June 15, 2020

Bridget Ann Crafton, of Omaha, Neb., passed away peacefully Friday morning, June 12, 2020, at her home with her loving family by her side at the age of 59 years, 6 months and 16 days.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Reichmuth Funeral Home. Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com, where there will also be a live streaming of the service.

Bridget was born on Nov. 27, 1960, in Marshall, Mo., to Norman and Marie (Draffen) Nelson. She grew up in Marshall where she attended grade school and graduated from Marshall High School in 1979. Bridget went on to study at Missouri Valley College. As a young girl, Bridget enjoyed swimming, gymnastics, track and roller skating, but her passion was horses.

Bridget married David Crafton on July 28, 1979, at the First Assembly of God Church in Marshall, Mo., and they were blessed with four children: Jason, Jackie, Brandon and Brittiany. Bridget and Dave raised their family in Marshall and Jefferson City, Mo., before settling in Omaha, Neb., in 1989.

While in high school, Bridget worked in the kitchen at the Marshall Rehabilitation Facility. Later, she worked at Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Omaha World Herald before moving to Logan Contractors Supply in Omaha. Bridget dearly loved her grandchildren and treasured the time she would spend following their activities. She was a caring and loving woman who often was the “caregiver.” Bridget handled her 18-month battle with Pancreatic Cancer with dignity and grace. She loved watching old shows, was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, and savored a chicken and dumplings dinner at Cracker Barrel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Marie; and sister Gina.

Bridget is survived by her husband, David; children, Jason (Kristen) of Omaha, Jackie Crafton of Elkhorn, Brandon of Omaha, and Brittiany Crafton of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Dean (Tina) Nelson of Marshall; sisters Linda (Larry) Wade of Lake of the Ozarks, and Sheila Mikle of Marshall.