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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
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“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...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Charolette Lill - Chicago, IL

“To Pat's family, her brother, David, and especially those beautiful nephews Matt, Nathan, Tim and nice Sarah, whom Pat adored. Pat loved children...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jan Maruna - Bloomington, IL

“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...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Gina Ruther - Belleville, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Robert L. Harris - Springfield, IL


Patricia Ellen Robb Bennett, 69, of Springfield, passed away at 10:29 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center.

Patricia was born August 3, 1942 in Peoria, the daughter of Paul and Eleanore Murphy Robb.

Patricia received a bachelor's degree from Ball State University and a master's degree from Northwestern University. Although she began her professional career as a public school teacher in inner city Chicago, it was her unyielding commitment to child care and child welfare issues for which she will be remembered. Following her tenure as Chief of the Office of Licensing for the IL Department of Children and Family Services, she served as the Director of Community Child Care at Jane Addams Hull House. She retired in 2007 from her position as DCFS Springfield Regional Licensing Administrator. She was a current board member of the Salvation Army and a docent at the Lincoln Library and Museum.

Patricia, with her incomparable sense of humor, enjoyed listening to classical music, crocheting, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one brother, David Robb of New York City, NY; three nephews, Matthew and Nathan Robb both of New York City, NY and Timothy Robb of Portland, OR; one niece, Sarah Robb of Portland, OR; great-nephew, Caleb Robb of New York City, NY; step-mother, Katie Robb of Muncie, IN and several cousins.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Memorial Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th St., Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Salvation Army Capital Campaign, 221 N. 11th St., Springfield, IL 62703 or the Patricia E. Bennett Scholarship Fund For Child Development, c/o Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, 205 S. 5th St., Ste. 930, Springfield, IL 62701.