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MARSHFIELD, IND. - Ann L. (Hoskins) Van Leer, age 79, of Marshfield, Ind., passed away surrounded by her loving family at 7:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital.
Ann was born on Jan. 27, 1937 in Potomac. She was the daughter of Fred and Louise (Wells) Hoskins. She was a graduate of West Lebanon High School and was a lifelong resident of Warren County.
On July 31, 1955, she married Richard "Tuffy" Harold Van Leer near Johnsonville, Ind. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2014.
Ann worked at General Electric in Danville. She attended West Lebanon Church of the Nazarene. She and her husband, Tuffy, were inseparable. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to sit and cross stitch, and also do her gardening and canning.
Surviving are three children, Nancy Jane Van Leer of Williamsport, Ind., Laurie Ann Van Leer-Sturgeon of Perrysville, Ind. and Harold Wayne Van Leer of Williamsport, Ind.; one sister, Patsy Hobaugh of Covington, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren
Ann was preceded in death by her husband; granddaughter, Chasity "Sis" Russell; great-granddaughter, Autumn Star; and three siblings, Fred Hoskins, Jr., Joyce Humphries, and Dale Hoskins.
Visitation will be at Grady Funeral Home in West Lebanon, Ind. on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 from noon until service time at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Allen officiating. Interment will follow at West Lebanon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 12, 2017
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