Day Macz - Irvin Macz Funeral Homes & Cremation Center, Centralia, Odin, Sandoval, Illinois, Patoka, IL. Funeral Home in Southern Illinois, serving South-Central Illinois.

Janice Vogt


December 24, 1933
November 27, 2018


Janice Leanne Vogt, 84, of Centralia passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 surrounded by the loving care of her family and special caregiver. She was born on December 24, 1933 the daughter of Frank and Eva (Sloan) Ramsey in Murl, KY. She married the love of her life Robert D. Vogt on July 31, 1954 in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on December 28, 2003.

Janice was the matriarch of her family and devoted to each one, her surviving daughters, Peggy Jett and husband Donnie of Centralia, and Leanne Vogt of Centralia; siblings, Genova Keith of New Mexico, Joe Ramsey and wife Colene of Normal, Zona Hampleman of Sesser, and Frank Ramsey Jr. and wife Mary of Springfield; sisters-in-law, Rena Belcher of Patoka, and Mary Vogt of Sandoval; brother-in-law, Bill Edwards of Patoka; special caregiver, Maria Carpenter; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her husband of 49 years, Robert Vogt, Janice was preceded in death and greeted in Heaven by both her parents, Frank and Eva Ramsey; her daughter Dena Vogt-Marke; her sister, June Adams; her brothers-in-law, Tom Vogt, and Dallas Belcher; and her sister-in-law, Wilma Edwards.

Janice was a wonderful lady of unshakable faith. She possessed a true and generous heart for loving others by caring for their every need. Janice was born in Kentucky, the oldest of 6 siblings, who lovingly called her “the general”, as it was her responsibility and joy to help her Momma look after her younger brothers and sisters. Hard work was one of the earliest lessons she learned and one she took very seriously. Janice was a loyal employee at Sherman’s grocery store in Sandoval. She also helped her husband Bob on their farm, driving grain trucks, carousing cattle, mowing, and feeding hungry farm helpers. Later, happy customers could find her at Altadonna’s IGA in Sandoval where she always shared a kind word, funny story, and a listening ear. She enjoyed playing cards especially when she held the winning hand. Janice was especially devoted to her family and treasured each member in her heart. Through her actions, she taught her daughters the beauty of loving and giving all to family. Janice never let anyone in her family part from her sight without a hug and kiss goodbye. No one ever left Janice’s house hungry either, as she was an amazing cook, serving grateful visitors, homemade goodies such as cinnamon rolls, pies, and her Momma’s egg gravy. Every person blessed from knowing Janice will miss her dearly, but her legacy will live on in their hearts.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held privately by the family. Memorials may be made in Janice’s honor to the Centralia Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences and memories of Janice may be shared with the family at