March 17, 1931 - September 16, 2020
Sharon J. (Swain) Werner, 89 of Evansville passed away Wednesday, September 16th at Holiday Retirement Village where she and her husband Lee had lived for the last two years. She was born March 17, 1931 in Evansville to Louis and Katherine (Henn) Swain. She graduated from Marian Heights Academy in Ferdinand, IN and loved attending the yearly reunions with her classmates. As a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County, Sharon was involved in many different aspects of the parish. She held every office in the PTO, was in the choir, was a canter at Saturday evening Mass and was chairman of the carry out booth at the summer social. While her children were attending grade school, she worked as the school secretary and taught Indiana History to the 8th grade class. She and Lee were members of the Carpenter’s Society and in 2012 they received the Diocesan Brute’ Award. She made Cursillo weekend #75 in the Fall of 2008. In addition to being a housewife and raising 6 children, Sharon also worked at Karges Furniture, the American Legion Funkhouser Post 8 as a waitress, and other local businesses. One of her fondest things to do was to attend the yearly military reunion of Lee’s military group. This took them across the country visiting many different cities and getting to form life-long friendships. She also enjoyed all types of gambling from a friendly game of poker with the family, to visiting different casinos in the area. She loved to watch and attend the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. She was survived by the love of her life, Lee Werner, whom she married on July 26th, 1950. To celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary this year, family and friends had a drive by parade. However, Lee passed away four days later and will join Sharon for eternity. She is also survived by her six children Jim (Diane), Mark (Annette), Janet Jarvis (Kenny), Donald (Renee) all of Evansville. Bruce (Lisa) of Cross Plains, Indiana and Karen Franz (Wayne) of Tennyson, Indiana, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, her sister Mary and brother-in-law George Praed, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers Louis, Bill, Bob, Tom and Allen Swain and a sister Pat Webley. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 N. First Avenue. A Memorial service will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may also visit both Sharon and Bud, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in the County, 6202 W. St. Joseph Road. Mass of Christian Burial for Sharon and her husband, Bud, will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Father Gene Schroeder officiating. Due to the current pandemic, masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Burial for both Sharon and Bud will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery. A special thank you to the “Saturday Night crew” for all of their help, love and support!! The family would also like to thank the staff at Holiday Retirement Village for being so attentive over the last two years. Additionally, special thanks to Heritage Hospice for all of their help and support and all of the recent caregivers who gave of their time to be there for mom! In lieu of flowers or arrangements contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Endowment, Vanderburgh County, 6202 W. St. Joseph Rd., Evansville, IN 47720 or the Sisters of St. Benedict, 802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532. Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
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