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Constance Jean Robey, 80

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Constance Jean Robey of River Falls died Thursday, March 21, at her home.

She was born the daughter of Earl and Marian (Dunlap) Bennett on Oct. 8, 1932, in Delavan, Ill. Her family moved to Wisconsin from Illinois in 1949 at which time she was in high school. She graduated from River Falls High school and attended Eau Claire Business School. On Sept. 15, 1956, Jean married Howard Robey at the English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, Wis. She worked at Smeads in River Falls, 3M, Montgomery Ward, the River Falls Journal, and Skell/Ferrell Gas.

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Jean enjoyed working at the River Falls town hall during elections. She was a 4-H leader and involved in Fargo Homemakers. Jean and Howard were longtime communion stewards at the United Methodist Church in River Falls. She was also involved in the Ladies Aid at church. Most of all, Jean enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Howard Robey; brother Robert "Bob" Bennett; sister Donna Wilkens; and stepmother, Ethyl Bennett.

Jean is survived by her two sons, Michael and Thomas, both of River Falls; grandchildren, Jessica, Bryce, Kristen, and Kayla; brother, Richard (Mary) Bennett of Hudson; sister, Elizabeth (Ralph) DeRoy of River Falls; brother Dean (Patsy) Bennett of Luck; brother Jim (Nance) Bennett of Star Prairie; sister-in-law Carol Bennett of River Falls; brother-in-law Jerry Wilkens of River Falls; aunt Dorothy Willer of Galesburg, Ill.; and cousins Judy DeBoer and Nita Kubricht; many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the River Falls United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls and on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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