Barbara Jane Jost
Barbara Jane Jost, 87, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Because of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the family wishes to have her Celebration of Life in the future.
Barbara is survived by her sister, Nancy Schmidt of Solon; her brother, David (Marge) Ipsan of Cedar Rapids; her daughter, Rebecca (Gary) Klein of Cedar Rapids; her son-in-law, Michael (Therese) Cox of Cedar Rapids; her nine grandchildren, Katrina (Jeremiah) Hopkins-Benning, Anthony (Robin) Benning both of Cedar Rapids, Macaley (Don) Johnsen of Ames, Anna (Jackson) Cover of Warsaw, Ind., Mariah (Tanner) Unkel of Cedar Rapids, Gabriel (Amanda) Reed of Colorado, Rachel (Thomas) Reed of Hawaii and Jacob (Kaylie) Reed of Cedar Rapids. Barbara also has 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Thomas Ipsan; her brother-in-law, Clifford Schmidt; her daughter, Therese Cox; and her grandson, Joshua Jost.
Barbara was born on July 14, 1933, in Cedar Rapids, daughter of Anthony and Christena Ipsan.
Barbara was a wonderfully dedicated mother and grandmother; she adored her family and lived to serve others. She was a woman of strong and enduring faith and loved being a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Barbara was a gifted and loving nurse and was employed for a long period at St. Luke's Pediatric ward in Cedar Rapids.
She was famous for her bean soup, muffins and incredible apple crisp. Family and friends never left her home hungry. She was a huge fan of the Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs and she even kept track of their stats. Barbara will be deeply missed by all of her family and all who knew her.
I want to especially thank, Heritage Care Initiative on Clive Dr. in Cedar Rapids; the nurses and staff are extremely dedicated to each resident. I was blessed to have my mother experience their loving care. In fact, I saw my mother bloom during her stay at Heritage. It was so sweet when I realized that most of the staff, lovingly called her Grandma. My love and everlasting THANKS to each of you. Sincerely, Becky Klein
Memorials may be directed to her family or Heritage Care Initiatives, 200 Clive Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.