Most deaths that have occurred in the US in recent years are recorded
by the Social Security Administration in a database known as the
Social Security Death Index, which is accessible here:
thanks to the RootsWeb genealogy website.
Entering the name Patricia Craft in the appropriate fields returns
several records for the name Patricia Craft, including the one you
PATRICIA R CRAFT
Born 31 Aug 1932
Died 12 Dec 2002
Last Residence zip code: 53403 (Racine, WI)
Social Security Number: 429-54-8648
SS# issued in: Arkansas (NOTE: This is usually, but not always, the
state of birth as well)
On the right hand side of the record for Patricia R Craft is a
hyperlink for something called "SS-5 Letter". Clicking on this will
take you to instructions for ordering a copy of the original SS#
aplication for Ms. Craft, if this is of interest to you.
There MAY be additional information available at the "Search
Ancestry.com" link as well, although you would have to subscribe to
their service in order to see if any of the results for the name
"Patricia Craft" were for the specific person of interest to you.
By the way, I conducted a detailed search of several newspaper files,
hoping to find an obituary for Ms. Craft, but none seemed to be
Hope this is what you needed. Before rating this answer, please let
me know if you need any additional explanations of the information
search strategy: used bookmarked links to SSDI and newspaper search databases.