Sacha Sharp McGibbon

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Sacha S. McGibbon was born in Quincy, IL, on April 6, 1929, to Howard(Bus) Murphy Sharp and Margaret(Margie) Louise Sharp. Sacha passed away September 9, 2019 at the age of 90.
Sacha attended Knox School for Girls, in Cooperstown, NY, and University of Missouri-Columbia where she was a competitive swimmer. Sacha was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Sacha had a love of fine art and was a docent at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She loved sailing as both skipper and crew and was one of the original 14 Social Butterflies at Lake Lotawana. Sacha was an avid bridge player. She was always proud of her family roots including her great-grandfather, Patrick Murphy, the "Father of Joplin". Her great-grandfather, Francis Marion Sharp, was a contractor of many buildings in Kansas City, including the Emery, Bird and Thayer building.
Sacha was preceded in death by two husbands, William F. Dwyer and David McGibbon; brother, Francis (Frank) M. Sharp; and daughter, Shawn (Dwyer) DeGraffenreid.
Survived by her three sons, William F. Dwyer Jr. (Alicha), Patrick M. Dwyer (Patricia) and Timothy S. Dwyer (Roslyn); nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services to be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Joplin, MO, in the family plot at a later date.
Published on September 11, 2019

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Toni Taylor
Sep 11, 2019
We were so sorry to hear of Sacha's passing. She has always been apart of our family. Sacha's was the flower girl at our mother's wedding. Her father Bus Sharp and my mother were close first cousins and grew up together. She was proud of her heritage and had an amazing ability to recount the history of joplin and as well any great accomplishments else where by members of her family. She was also very proud of her children and very happy to relay what successes they had throughout their lives. Sacha's had a unique and impressive way of speaking, which I tried to imitate hoping it might improve my ranking in the world somehow. I could continue with more Sacha stories but will stop for now. I k...now she will always hold a special place in our family. Wishing all of her children and their respective family our deepest sympathy and may you feel comforted by the strength and support of many who care. Forever RIP Dear Sacha. Love, Toni Taylor & Paul Cappelli.Read more
Tom DeMier
Sep 11, 2019
I have many fond memories of all the Sharp family as they were all close family friends, in fact Bus was my Godfather.