Jane M. Fehlman, 96, of Geneseo, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Generations of Rock Island Nursing Home, in Rock Island. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting with arrangements.

Jane M. Fehlman, 96, of Geneseo, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Generations of Rock Island Nursing Home, in Rock Island. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A private graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting with arrangements.

Jane was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Robert and Marie (Scott) Drellis. She graduated from Northwestern University and attended the Art Institute, in Chicago. Jane was united in marriage to Robert A. Fehlman in 1947, in Chicago. He preceded her in death in 2004. Jane was one of the first employees at the former WGEN radio station in Geneseo. She also was the Geneseo city editor for the Rock Island Argus newspaper for many years, and was owner and operator of Fehlman Interiors in Geneseo for 10 years. Jane was a member of First Lutheran Church. She was a very talented artist and loved art. Jane’s love of art developed her into an avid and skilled painter. She was involved in the Geneseo Art League and many bridge clubs. Jane loved her dogs with her whole heart.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Dr. Bruce (Barb) Fehlman, of Geneseo; grandchildren, Ashley (Patrick) Campbell, of Iowa City, Iowa; and Andrew (Jennifer) Fehlman, of St. Louis, Mo. She also is survived by her great-grandchild, Emery Campbell. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marie.