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Marsha A Bristol – Metz Mortuary

    Marsha Ann Bristol
    Marsha Ann (Bresee) Bristol, 68, died Friday, May 17th, 2019, in Waco, after a brief recurrence of cancer. Marsha was born on October 17th, 1950, to Melvin and Martha (Bohnet) Bresee in Burke, South Dakota.  She graduated from York High School in 1968 and attended Grand Island School of Commerce.

    Marsha married her high school sweetheart, Jim Bristol, on May 18th, 1969. They relocated to China Lake, California for Jim to serve in the United States Navy.  Marsha worked as a civilian on the China Lake base. They returned to the family farm in September, 1974.

    In addition to helping out on the family farm, Marsha worked many years for Centennial Public School, driving school bus and working as a para-educator.  After her time at Centennial, she worked as an Administrative Secretary at York General Hospital. She then returned to work as a civilian for the Veteran’s Affair Administration in Lincoln until retirement in 2018. In her free time, Marsha enjoyed sewing, gardening, camping, and Bible study.  Her pride and joy were her two granddaughters. 

    Left to treasure her memory are her daughters Michele Bristol of Columbus, Erinn (Chris) Criner of Lincoln, Katelin (Doug) Rood of Rockton, Illinois; granddaughters Kellyn and Kynley Criner of Lincoln;  sister Carolyn Bresee of Grand Island; brothers Doug Bresee of Papillion and Todd Bresee of La Vista; sister-in-law Cheryl Bristol of Columbus; nieces and nephews and many cousins.

    Marsha was preceded in death by husband Jim, both parents, and brother in law Elvin Bristol.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St John Lutheran Church south of Waco, NE with the Reverend Matthew Mau officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 1:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, and from 9:00 a.m., to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday with her family greeting friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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