Obituary of Jeanette Koji
Jeanette M. Koji, 85, passed away early Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018 at Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehab Center following a long illness.
Born on November 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 wall paper 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; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Holy Eucharist of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated at 2PM on Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 134 ½ Main St., Delhi.
Contributions in memory of Jeanette may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Koji family.