Josephine Bowman Kauffman, 82, of Monticello passed away on August 15, 2018.
She was born on August 19, 1935 in Newport and grew up in the New Prospect community. After graduating from Cosby High School, she was employed by the FBI in Washington, DC.
Josephine became a believer in Christ at a young age and continued to pursue God’s Word throughout her life. She was an associate of Berachah Church, Houston, Texas, and a member of First Baptist Church in Monticello. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Josephine had adoration for her siblings which was reciprocal and for many summers the entire family have vacationed together. She was an avid reader, a wonderful cook, and enjoyed history. While living in Virginia she was a docent for the Robert E. Lee childhood home. A beautiful life in time and for all eternity.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, William Joseph and Mayme Ford Holt; husband, Master Sgt. Clayton B. Bowman; and sisters, Aileen Holt Williamson, Shirley Edna Holt.
She is survived by her husband, Ret. Lt. Col. Robert Kauffman; sons, Ret. Lt. Col. Clayton (Butch) Bowman (Jennifer Cui) of Charlottesville, Virginia, Joseph Holt Bowman (Jenifer) of Check, Virginia; daughters, Melissa Robbins (Thomas G. Alls) of Stem, North Carolina, and Lisa Kelley of Monticello; grandchildren, Clayton Fletcher Bowman, Artemis and Sylvie Bowman, Lydia and Ford Bowman, Rebecca and Caroline Robbins, Mary Katherine Titsworth (Daniel), John Bowman (Bo) Kelley, Carolyn Josephine Kelley, great granddaughter Zinny Josephine Titsworth; stepdaughters, Jan Kauffman Ward (Capt. Ret. Norm Ward), Sandy Kauffman (Michael Doucette; step grandchildren, Bryan and David Ward, Peter Doucette; brothers, Hooper Holt, Augusta, Georgia, Tom Holt (Judy), Newport; sisters Janice Canan, Muncie Indiana, Irene Hance (Gary), Dandridge; numerous nieces and nephews who adore her, and a special uncle Edsel (Bobbie) Ford.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Manes Funeral Chapel, Newport, Tennessee.