Janice Kay Dobyns-Sexton, 67 of Taylorville passed away at 10:45a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in her home.  She was born on April 24, 1950 in Taylorville, the daughter of Thomas and Aline (Mammen) Dobyns.  She married Terrence Estel Sexton on June 2, 1967 in Taylorville.  Terry preceded her in death on March 9, 2018.  Janice was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She enjoyed reading, going to rummage sales and loved her time spent camping with Terry.  

She is survived by her daughters: Renee Masterson and Barbara Sexton of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jacob Masterson, Zachary Geller, Paige Taylor, and Stone Taylor; siblings: Helen Dobyns-Sheedy of Palmer and Terry Dobyns of Missouri.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandsons: Michael Masterson Jr. and Wade Taylor; and siblings: Thomas Dobyns, Jerry Dobyns, Sheila Keller, Betty Jackson, Vivian Poorman, and Rocky Dobyns.  

Janice will be cremated.  The family will host a celebration of life for Janice and Terry at a later date. 


McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Janice, or condolences to the family, may be left online at

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