Martha Corwin

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Martha J. Corwin, nee Grimmer, 79, of Belleville, IL, born July 17, 1941, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, February 12, 2021, at her residence.

Martha had worked at Schnucks Market before retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 25 years, Gerald L. Corwin, whom she married on November 11, 1972, and who died on October 11, 1997; her parents, Frank and Edna L., nee Griesbaum, Grimmer; four brothers, Franklin (Violet), Joseph, David (Frances), and Daniel (Juanita) Grimmer; five sisters, Janet (Robert) Rujawitz, Helen (Wib) Schmellmeyer, Virginia (Arnie) Wild, Lucille (George) Alexander, and Dorothy (James) Tiemann; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Grimmer.

Surviving are two daughters, Dawn Geshwender of Allen, TX,  and Michelle (Michael) Robertson of St. Louis, MO; a son, Kevin (Sue) Geshwender of Barrington, IL; five grandchildren, Beth, Sarah, and Bill Geshwender, and Jacob and Charley Robertson; two great-grandchildren, Sadie Marie Robertson, and Ezekiel “Zeke” William Geshwender; a sister, Marjorie (Robert) Calhoun of Belleville, IL; a brother, Harlan Grimmer of Powder Springs, GA; two sisters-in-law, Ann Grimmer of St. Louis, MO, and Pam (Rick) Haag of California; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Stroke Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Private visitation will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



7 Comments on Martha Corwin

Phyllis Grimmer Wilson said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2021 at 8:27 PM

Martha was my 2nd cousin and we were. In the same grade together at St. Mary's in Balleville. So sorry to hear of her passing. We didn't keep in touch but I had thoughts of her often. I knew my aunt Edna and Uncle Frank. Condolences to you all in Marti's immediate family.

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  • Colorado 81007
Nancy Kanatzar said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2021 at 5:13 PM

Kevin, Dawn and Michelle, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I always enjoyed her sharp wit. Sending prayers to you and your loved ones.

  • The Woodlands
  • TX
Delores miller said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2021 at 7:37 PM

To the family of Martha sorry about your love one she was a beautiful person she will be missed by a lot of Schnucks Associates who worked with her may God bless all of you

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Larry & Cindy Noll said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2021 at 8:56 AM

Michelle and family. We are very sad to hear of your mom's passing. She is at peace and no more pain. It's always hard to lose a loved one but wonderful memories will help get you through. Hugs, Larry & Cindy Noll

  • Barnhart
  • MO
Janel Woodrome said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2021 at 7:11 AM

Dawn, Michelle and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was the most beautiful woman I know. I will treasure the friendship that she had with my mom. I am sure your mom and dad are together again now and at peace. May the Lord comfort you all and keep you safe during this difficult time. Your mom will live on forever in my heart. Love, Janel Woodrome and family

  • New Baden
  • Il
Ruth Billhartz said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2021 at 9:05 PM

Dawn,Kevin,Michelle Sorry you lost your Mother. We had many great times with her and Jerry.Memories live on forever. Louie @ Ruth Billhartz Perfect picture of her.

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  • Stateillinois
Deb Grimmer said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2021 at 3:51 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace.

  • waterloo
  • Illinois

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