In loving memory of

Martha C. Brust
May 31, 1939 - October 10, 2020

Martha C. Brust, 81, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at University Nursing Center in Upland. Martha was born on May 31, 1939, to the late John and Grace Collins. She attended Carl Schurz high School in Chicago. After high school, her primary job was raising her 4 children. Then she worked for the Chicago Park District from 1984-2004, when she retired. Martha enjoyed bowling, reading, and cooking - especially for family and friends. She loved Christmastime and enjoyed watching the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel and baking Christmas cookies. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her friends and family.

Martha is survived by her four children, Sue (Rocco) Pesole, Flower Mound, TX, Tom (Cindy) Brust, Grayslake, IL, John (Kathy) Brust, Chicago, IL, and Kim (Steve) Neideck, Rockford, MI; son-in-law, Bill (Ania) Warmbold, Wheeling, IL; ten grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Tommy, Lindsay, Connor, Evan, Sarah, Josh, Michael, and Ben; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Roy (Joyce) Collins; and many dear friends and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Grace; grandson, Jason; granddaughter, Nicole; brother, John (Vada) Collins; and sister, Naomi (Jasper) Montalbano.

Arrangements for Martha have been entrusted to the Jones-Smith Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 259 North Main Street, Upland, Indiana, where a visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark Biehl officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Cemetery, Upland.

Contributions may be made to the Dementia Society of America. Online memories and condolences may be shared at


Joyce Ustanko wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"Sue and family so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The love of family and wonderful memories will get you through this. Love Dan Joyce and Donna"

Dennis Smith wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"Sincere sympathy Kim & family!"

Patty (Collins) Capron wrote on Oct 14, 2020:

"We are very sorry over the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt & friend. I will miss her, our conversations over the years & her laughter . I loved her deeply. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love, Patty, Walt & Ryan"