Barbara A. Josephson

Barbara A. Josephson

Mom was born November 21, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the daughter of Harley and Vera (Comport) Bowser.

After graduating with her Registered Nursing Degree from KSB School of Nursing in Dixon, IL, Mom worked as a private duty nurse. Prior to her retirement, she had worked many years for the Lee County Health Department in Dixon, Illinois.

Throughout her life, Mom enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and needlework. We display many of her needlework pieces in our homes.

After a short stay at Liberty Court Assisted Living in Dixon, Mom peacefully passed away July 22, 2018, with us holding her hands.

Our Mom leaves behind her two daughters, Julie (Mike) McCoy of Amboy, Debbie (Gary) Egert of Dixon; one sister, Dot (Fred) Roth, of Omaha, NE; four grandchildren, Thad (Kim) McCoy, Kade (Katie) McCoy, Korby (Brenda) Egert and Quincy (Ally) Egert. NaNa is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Kinley, Keira, Monroe and Crew McCoy and Savanna, Lorelei, Kendall and Hayden Egert.

Honoring Mom’s wishes, private services will be held with her loving family. Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.  Condolences may be sent to

Mom (NaNa), we’re sending all of our love to you in Heaven.

Julie, Debbie and families