DELHI - Jeanette M. Koji, 85, passed away early Tuesday morning, Feb. 20, 2018, at Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehab Center following a long illness.
Born on Nov. 16, 1932, in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late Charles Hughes and Agnes Quayle.
Jeanette was raised in Brooklyn and attended New York University and the Pratt Institute.
She was a professional artist, first designing wallpaper for the textile industry and also hand-painting lamps. Jeanette sold miniature paintings to help support her family gaining the title as "Miniature Lady of Long Island." In the mid-1980's she moved to the Davenport area and continued as an artist, including illustrating a children's book titled, "A Really, Really Scary Monster Story," among several other paintings that were sold around the world. She also enjoyed teaching art classes, some of her last students were her neighbors at the Delhi Senior Community where she lived until moving to Chestnut Park.
Jeanette was a member of the Delhi Art Group, Cooperstown Art Association and the Brush and Pallet Club of Cooperstown. Jeanette was also a devoted member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Delhi.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, James; and a sister, Carol.
Jeanette is survived by her children, Diane Koji of Binghamton, Nancy (Edward) Norton of Florida, John Koji of Walton and William Koji of Long Island; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Caprole of Long Island, and Susan Schule of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Holy Eucharist of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 134½ Main St., Delhi.
Contributions in memory of Jeanette may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.
Share condolences with the Koji family online at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on February 21, 2018