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Patricia Robb Bennett
  • Salvation Army Capital Campaign 221 N. 11th St. Springfield, IL 62703
  • IL
  • Patricia E. Bennett Scholarship Fund For Child Development C/O Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln 205 South 5th St., Ste. 930 Springfield, IL 62701
  • IL

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I was saddened to hear of Patty's death though she died over three years ago. I have such vivid memories of her and of you as well, David.
Patty and I walked home together from Benson High, down 52nd Street till we got to your house.
From what I read in her obit, it sounds like she had a rich full life doing much Kingdom work.
Grace and peace to you and the whole family,
Scottie Brown May

Posted by: Scottie Brown May - Wheaton, IL - High school friend   Nov 10, 2014

To David Robb and family,

I am so sorry to read of Pat's passing and so sorry that we were not able to have a last visit with some laughs.

Pat and I were roommates at Asbury College for two years. We were young and impressionable and came from very different backgrounds, but we became soulmates. I became an adopted "Sally" for those years and then she left to finish at Balls State, but we stayed in touch.

I married a Chicagoan

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Posted by: Charolette Lill - Chicago, IL - old friend....   Oct 30, 2011

To Pat's family, her brother, David, and especially those beautiful nephews Matt, Nathan, Tim and nice Sarah, whom Pat adored. Pat loved children most of all. She dedicated her entire career to playing, teaching, laughing and keeping them safe. She always kept family at the center of her heart and loved to tell stories of their special life "happenings" with great pride and joy. Pat's work with the Child Care Resource & Referral System is where we met and became

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Posted by: Jan Maruna - Bloomington, IL - Friend and Co-Worker   Sep 22, 2011

Wow - Pat will really be missed and has been missed in DCFS and in other areas of her life! Pat's indelibly ironic sense of humor and outlook on fairness and standing up for the children, who couldn't stand up for themselves, was a rare breath of life in state administrators. She did her job with integrity and practicality that you don't often find - and are blessed to work with when you do. The children of IL lost a

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Posted by: Gina Ruther - Belleville, IL - Friend; Former Co-Worker   Sep 18, 2011

When I first learned of Pat's passing I was very sad. Sad because I did not get to see her again and share some humor that often resulted in laugter so hard we cried. Sad, too, because I lost a comrade in arms. I did not serve in the armed forces but have had the honor to know some who did. They shared with me the deep sense of loss that is felt when one of their comrades passes away

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Posted by: Robert L. Harris - Springfield, IL - friend   Sep 15, 2011