St. Charles (Illinois) Chronicle, Feb. 1, 1961 Mrs. Driessen Dies After Long Illness Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Driessen, 65, of 1133 S. Fifth st., who passed way at Delnor hospital Saturday evening, Jan. 28, following a lingering illness, were held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The Rev. Walter Ryan officiated and burial followed at River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. Rosary was recited at Norris and Meyer Funeral home.
Mrs. Driessen was born march 13, 1895 in Moline, and came to St. Charles sixty years ago. She married the local contractor June 1, 1921 at St. Patrick's church, the Rev. Fr. Robert Carse officiating and was an active member of the parish until her illness.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald, in 1945, a victim of World War II
Survivors include her husband, Joseph; two sons, William and Norbert of St. Charles; three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn O'Malley and Mrs.. Dorothea Marshall of St. Charles and Mrs. Joann Smith of Geneva; 19 grandchildren; four brothers, Celest Coryn of New York City, Charles Coryn of Los Angeles, Calif., Edward of Columbus, Ohio and Francis Coryn of Houston, Texas; an two sisters, Mrs. Mary McDonald and Mrs. Edith Buchner of St. Charles.