Jean Page Hoskins, 90, died peacefully at her home on August 1, 2022, with her family by her side.
Born on February 4, 1932, Jean grew up in Glasgow, Kentucky, and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a teaching degree in 1952. After graduation, she was recruited with some other teachers to come to St. Lucie County to teach within the school district. She taught a first-grade class at the newly built Fairlawn Elementary School. After a few months, Jean thought she had made a mistake in coming to Fort Pierce, but she soon met a young dentist, Dr. Paul Hoskins, who was checking the teeth and explaining proper dental hygiene to the students at Fairlawn. They were married on July 9, 1954, and Jean never left Fort Pierce.
For many years, Jean worked as the office manager of her husband’s dental practice. They enjoyed playing golf, spending time together as a family, and meeting friends for dinner at the Pelican Yacht Club. An avid golfer, Jean won the first golf tournament she entered at Indian Hills Country Club. Known as “Kiki” by her granddaughters, she was excited to see them playing golf. Her best golfing advice was, “Hit them high and let them fly!” After Paul retired in 1990, Jean continued to play golf, but soon began playing bridge at the Pelican where she had numerous friends. She was also a member of the Vero Beach Church of Christ.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hoskins and their son, Mark Hoskins.
She is survived by her son, Steve Hoskins (Beth) of Fort Pierce and granddaughters, Taylor and Page (TJ).
A graveside service for Mrs. Hoskins will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mrs. Hoskins and her family. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.