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Jo Ann Dobyns

Jo Ann Dobyns, 75 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 7:33 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on June 6, 1946 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Earl and Ivadel (Stahr) Austin. She married Jerry Dobyns in 1972 in Taylorville, IL.

She is survived by her daughter: Rhonda (Rick) Ondrey of Taylorville, IL sons: Rex (Terri) Rickman, Jerry (Wendy) Dobyns, and Jeff Jones all of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Luke, Corey, Zack, Tiffany, Colton, Brett, and William Rickman, Nikki and Timmy Jones, Austin and Jakob Dobyns, Heather Dobyns, Angie Rogers; twenty-three great-grandchildren; sisters: Norma (Gene) Anderson and Vicky Austin of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Earl “Sonny” Austin, sister: Sharon Austin, husband Jerry Dobyns Sr, sons: Bart and Brett Rickman and grandson James Lee Rogers.

Private family services are to be held at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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JoAnn & I have been friends for nearly 60 yrs. My daughter was born on her birthday. She was a true, loyal friend & loved her children unconditionally. Even after all the tragic losses in her family, she kept her faith. She was the minister at my wedding, & her son Jerry was the witness. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Brenda Harris & Family Oct 7 2021 8:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Dobyns

Michael and Jeannette Miloncus Oct 6 2021 7:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Dobyns

Vicki Turvey Oct 6 2021 8:20 AM

Thinking of you all during this most difficult time!! RIP G'ma Jo ♥️🙏♥️

Julie Jones Gilmore & Uncle Joe Oct 6 2021 4:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Dobyns

Julie Jones gilmore & uncle Joe Oct 6 2021 4:19 AM

Wrapping you all in hugs. Our thoughts and prayer are with you all. We love you..Love June Bug

June Brock Oct 5 2021 5:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Dobyns

June Brock Oct 5 2021 5:37 PM

Rex and family - sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Donna Sinnard Oct 5 2021 3:45 PM