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Janet Robbins

December 10, 1970 — March 25, 2019

Janet Robbins

Janet L. Robbins

Age 48 of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born December 10, 1970 in Joliet, Illinois, Janet Lynn is a daughter of Franklin Edwin Yackly, III of Wilmington and the late Jo Ann (nee Marchetti) Yackly. She was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1989. On October 24, 1992, Janet married Steve Robbins in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wilton Center and together they made their home and raised their four children.

One who was always helping others, and put everyone else’s needs above her own, Janet’s family was her biggest hobby. She also enjoyed scrapbooking and spending weekends with her friends, as well as painting and playing bunco.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Steve; four children: Steven Robbins, Holly Robbins, Noelle Robbins and Patrick Robbins; her father Franklin Yackly and mother-in-law, Loretta Robbins, all of Wilmington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Matthew (Melissa) Cherveny of Ohio, Mike (Jennifer) Robbins of Morris, Sue (Tom) Carroll of Barrington and Mark (Michelle) Robbins of Woodridge; nieces and nephews: Matthew (Brittany) Cherveny, Marc (Amanda) Cherveny, Nate Cherveny, Clay Cherveny; Hayden Martin, Harper Martin, Jordan Robbins, Claire Robbins, Nolan Robbins, Colleen Carroll, Kaitlyn Carroll, Luke Robbins, Lily Robbins and Lexi Robbins, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Janet was preceded in death by her mother Jo Ann Yackly on May 4, 2015; one sister, Jennifer Cherveny and her father-in-law, Jerry Robbins.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service, 7:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Deacon Milt Leppert will preside, and cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Janet will be laid to rest in Mount Saint Patrick Cemetery in Wilton Center.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Janet’s memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 S. Main Street, Wilmington, IL 60481 or to the Kankakee County Humane Foundation, P.O. Box 2115, Kankakee, IL 60901.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Janet’s memorial page on social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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