Sharon Seim


Sharon Marie Cann Seim, 72, of Hope, Indiana, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hope after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born October 24, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sharon was the daughter of Gerald C. Cann and Velma Marie Rumpke Cann. She married Gerald Seim September 12, 1963, and he survives.

Sharon was previously employed as a bank teller at Home Federal Savings and Loan and did bookkeeping and payroll at Sacoma. She also enjoyed being a homemaker for several years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Indiana. She was active in the Exchange Students Program for many years and hosted students from 27 different nations throughout the years.

She will be remembered for her devout faith, dedication to her family, great cooking, artistic ability, love of music and dance, caring of animals and her inclusiveness of all people around her.

Sharon is survived by her mother, Velma Marie Cann of Cincinnati, Ohio; children, Ken (Michele) Seim of Hope, Indiana, Michele (Steve) Sweet of Greensburg, Indiana, and Jennifer (Scott) Zvokel of Zionsville, Indiana; grandchildren, Jordan (Arlena) Seim, Ryan Seim and Spencer Seim, all of Hope, Sarah (Austin) Sutton of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Aaron, Matthew and Joseph Sweet, all of Hope, Indiana, and Laryn and Paige Zvokel of Zionsville, Indiana; brother, Steve Cann of Crawfordsville, Indiana; brother-in-law, Vern (Audrey) Seim of Vero Beach, Florida; niece, Pam (Pat) Fox of Knoxville, Tennessee; nephew, Mark Cann of Arizona; and great-nephew, Connor Fox of Knoxville, Tennessee.

There will be a funeral for Sharon Sunday at Hope Moravian Church at 3:00 p.m. with Pastors Andy Kilps and Steve Cann officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be at Arlington Memorial Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday. There will be a funeral at 1:00 p.m. Monday, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Arlington Memorial Garden Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or the Michael J. Fox Foundation, through Norman Funeral Home at Hope.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Seim family at

Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Gerald C. Cann, and a sister-in-law, Karen Cann.