Cora L. Santner

Cora L. Santner, nee Koehler, 91, was born Saturday, November 1, 1919, the daughter of George N. and Golda M., nee Rinnert, Koehler, on her maternal grandfather's farm in Clay City, IL. She died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice in Edwardsville.

Cora Lorena Koehler and George Andrew Santner were united in marriage on January 19, 1937 at Waterloo, IL. Four children were born to their union.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: George A. Santner
  • Parents: George N. and Golda, nee Rinnert, Koehler
  • Infant Brother: Rex Koehler
  • Son-in-Law: Billy Ray Harrison

Surviving are her:

  • Children
    • Jeanette Harrison of Lexington, SC
    • George J. (Marilyn) Santner of Smithton, IL
    • Alice Jane (Wayne) Matsuda of Denver, CO
    • Paulette J. (Jim) Gillum of Laguna Vista, TX
  • Grandchildren
    • Michelle (Boe) Campbell
    • Renee (Billy) Gantt
    • Keith Santner
    • Cheryl (Scott) Tolan
    • Steve Santner (Fiance, Karen Yan)
    • Reid and Kyle Matsuda
  • Step-Grandchildren
    • Jodie Harrison
    • Jeffery Harrison
    • Jacob Mollet
  • Great Grandchildren
    • Megan Tolan
    • Lauren Tolan
    • N. Jackson Gantt
    • Keilie Matsuda
    • Lyliann Matsuda

Mrs. Santner served on various committees and held offices in the Parent Teacher Association at Roosevelt Grade School in the Belleville School District 118. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for the Roosevelt and Henry Raab Troops in Belleville. At the age of 72, Cora received her GED. She was a long time member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and taught adult Sunday School class there. She was a current member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 pm, Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Funeral: Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

Condolences left for Cora L. Santner:

    My Grandma was an incredible woman. Her patience, support and love were always there for her family, friends and all she met. We will miss her greatly but will carry her with us in our hearts always. Love you Grandma.

    Michelle Campbell Ridgeway South Carolina 29130

    Cora Santner was an incredible woman, and lead a very enviable life, in that few people have sacrificed so much for their families. I appreciate her impact on me, and for giving me Michelle. God truly blessed Grandma Santner, and now has provided her an everlasting place to be with her family and loved ones.

    Julius E. Campbell, III. (Boe) Lake Wateree South Carolina 29130

    Paulette, Ana and I would like to extend to you and your Family our deepest sympathy on your lossÂ…You will be in our thoughts and prayersÂ….

    Jack & Ana Bough

    Jack Bough Brownsville Texas 78521