Jane Hawkins Felkner
Jane Hawkins Felkner, 75, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waxahachie, Texas after being admitted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 suffering from breathing difficulty caused from COPD and emphysema.
Jane was born November 12, 1940 in Jacksboro, Texas to Leon and Ruth Hawkins. She attended Jacksboro ISD and graduated from Jacksboro High School in May 1959. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and received her LVN Nursing Certificate and worked in the Jack County Hospital when she married James L. Felkner November 14, 1981 in Jacksboro, Texas. James had graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology in May 1965. They resided in Richardson, Texas after honeymooning in San Francisco.
Jane became a housewife as James was employed by InteCom in Allen, Texas as facilities engineer. James and Jane resided in Plano, Texas for 25 years as James worked for MCI Telecommunications and Alcatel Telecommunications as facilities engineer.
In 1995, James retired from the telecommunications industry and the couple formed their company, Felkner Enterprises, to assist with the power systems installation maintenance for ADT Securities Systems.
As James continued to work for ADT, Jane developed emphysema and received treatment from her favorite doctor, Dr. Timothy Betz in Plano. The emphysema continued to worsen and Jane had to be on 24-hour oxygen treatments daily to sustain her breathing capability. Jane and James had to be near her pulmonary doctors so they moved to Arlington and lived with James’ brother, Charles, for 5 1/2 years.
As Jane’s medical condition continued to worsen, she had to accept assisted living at The Covenant Place in Waxahachie to receive medical treatment in 2013. Jane was the precious and loving wife for James as they were married for 33 1/2 years before her death.
Jane is remembered by James, her loving husband, Roy and Karen Felkner and their two daughters, Andrea Mazo and Amanda King along with their husbands and family and James’ brother Charles.
A memorial service was held Monday, April 25 at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro officiated by Therrol Dubois. Following cremation, internment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.