Researchers feel Patricia was innocent of wrong-doing. Jim Adams, of the Baby Face Nelson Journal said, "She may not have led the best life nor hooked up with the best crowd, but she was still a human being with worth and value. She should be remembered, if only for that."
Patricia's death certificate led researchers to her gravesite in the 1980s. It has always been difficult to find her resting place because there has been no marker.
This year, a group of Dillinger historians decided to get together pledge money for a marker for Patricia. Their efforts came to fruition with the assistance of Tom Gast, of Gast Monuments in Chicago.
This could not have been possible without the kind assistance of several Dillinger historians who stepped up to help with their generous contributions. They are listed here, in alphabetical order. The members of the Pat Cherrington Headstone Project are Jim Adams, Marisa Boone, Tony Brucia, Estella Cox, Robby Crossland, Lori Hyde, David Jones, Jeffrey King, Ellen Poulsen, Jeff Scalf, Tommy Stefanski and Neal Trickel.