Jeanette (Jan) Headstream Hoke, 63, of Asheville, N.C., passed away on June 18, 2014, after fighting a long battle with a rare neurodegenerative brain disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She passed away peacefully at her home under the care of her husband who has been her sole caregiver for six years.
Jan was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Batesville, Ark. She lived in Minden from 1964 until 1970. She graduated from Minden High School in 1968. She moved to Baton Rouge in 1970. In 1989, she moved to Asheville, N.C. where she and her husband, Forney Moore Hoke III, resided for more than 20 years.
Jan was a very vibrant lady with a big personality. She was extremely social and was always looking to have fun no matter where she went. She had a love for fitness and exercised every day until she became ill.
Jan is survived by her husband of 20 years, Forney Moore Hoke III; daughter, Beth Haynes and fiancé, Tom Kiebach, of Baton Rouge; daughter, Nicole Haynes Lundy and husband, Scott; two grandchildren, Garrett and Kate, all from Dayton, Ohio; sister, Jill McClure and husband, Patrick of Wimberley, Texas; brother, Danny Headstream and wife, Anita of Eatonton, Ga.; two nephews, Rob and Britt Headstream of Conyers, Ga.; brother-in-law, J. Frank Hoke and wife, Hui; and three nieces, Hanna, Cheyne and Emma, all from Raleigh, N.C.
Immediate family will be holding a private service June 22, 2014, at Lytle United Methodist Church, located at 8464 Lytle Ferry Road, in Waynesville, Ohio.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Destin, Fla.
Memorial donations can be made in Jan's name to the CurePSP foundation through www.psp.org/donate/, by calling 1-800-457-4777, or via mail at CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, Md. 21093.