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Ann Hosted

Ann Hosted

Ann Hosted

Ann Hosted

Ann Hosted

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: (Garman)
  • Nickname:
  • Hometown: Avilla, IN (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: April 11, 1933
  • Died: September 25, 2022

Ann HostedHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1953 South Bend Blue Sox First Base 25

Ann K. (Garman) Hosted
April 11, 1933 – September 25, 2022

Ann Katherine Hosted, 89, of Albion, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at Orchard Pointe Health Campus in Kendallville.  She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on April 11, 1933, to Homer and Hazel (Gerig) Garman.

Ann attended Manchester College, before going on to play professional baseball. She was a player for the South Bend Blue Sox and the Fort Wayne Junior Daises.
She also enjoyed bowling, including on leagues and participating in tournaments. Being a sports fan, Ann enjoyed watching IU, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Cubs. She was an avid reader.

Ann married Paul Hosted on Nov. 20, 1954, in Gaston, Indiana.  Traveling with Paul was one of Ann's favorite things to do, especially summering in the U.P.
Paul preceded her in death on May 11, 2007.

She also worked at East Noble High School while her kids were students, retiring after her last child graduated. Later in life, Ann was a member of the cast of the movie "A League of Their Own". She was still receiving requests for autographs from her many fans.

Ann was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, a brother, three sisters, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents; sisters, Martha, Sally, and Jane; sister-in-law, Jean; and brother-in-law, Larry.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion, with visitation one hour prior.
Visitation was also be from 4-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept 28, 2022, at the funeral home.

Ann was laid to rest next to her husband, at Orange Township Cemetery, near Rome City.

Contributions in Ann's memory may be directed to Brimfield United Methodist Church.




Author: Unknown

Contributed By: Merrie Fidler

Copyright: Adapted from obituary at

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1953 21 65 5 10 0 0 0 7 1 13 13 .154

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