Bridget L. Drew

July 17, 1954 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 65)


Bridget L. Drew, 65, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2020 at Journey Care in Barrington Illinois. Bridget was born in Midland Michigan on July 17, 1954 but resided in Woodstock Illinios. She was the daughter of Jack and Betty Drew.

She attended and graduated from Meridian High School in Sanford Michigan and grew up with seven sisters. She was retired from Pactiv as a lift truck operator. A career that she thoroughly enjoyed. Bridget was a member of First United Methodist Church of Woodstock Illinois where she would show up and sing the hymns so proudly.

Bridget enjoyed being around family. Family was always first. Especially her grandchildren. She would often do arts and crafts as well as family movie nights. She loved baking and shopping. Never a dull moment.

Bridget is survived by her children Amber Pilgrim, spouse William Brackeen and Misty Van Cleve, spouse Joel E. Van Cleve III; her grandchildren Scott Solis, Sklyer Solis, Joel E. Van Cleve IV and Alexandria Van Cleve; her six sisters Betty Colleen Cole, Carlotta Anglin, Janice Drew-DeHart, Karen Drew, Brenda Drew, Jacqueline Graham; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her father Jack Edwin Drew, mother Betty Jane Drew and sister Dolores Stroup.

Services will be held at later date. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Journey Care at 405 N Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL or The United Methodist Church of Woodstock.

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