Obituary for Sharon Marsh (Humberg)
Marsh (nee Humberg), Sharon Jeanne Griffin
1936 - February 25, 2018
Sharon Jeanne Griffin Marsh (nee Humberg), 81, of Town and Country, MO passed away peacefully on February 25, 2018, with family at her bedside. Sharon is survived by her dear brother William M. Humberg of Dardenne Prairie, and preceded in death by her first husband Pat Griffin and second husband Richard Marsh. She is the mother of Mark (Karen) Griffin, Shari (Carl) Lumley, and Michael (Traci) Griffin; grandmother and “Nana” to David (Alana) Griffin, Melissa Lumley, Lauren (Justin) Long-Lohman, Matthew Griffin, Madeline Lumley, Griffin (Hannah) Lumley, Graham Lumley, Grace Griffin, Patrick Griffin and great grandchildren Cooper Griffin and Lila Rae Lumley with two more expected this Spring; aunt to Lynn Field (nee Humberg); and loving daughter to the late William and Ruth Humberg (nee McCuistion).
Born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1936, Sharon graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1954 and later attended Illinois Wesleyan University. Upon graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Art, she became a commercial artist working in Famous Barr’s art department where she met her cherished first husband Pat. On January 16, 1960, the couple married, and started what would be a 40-year loving marriage with three children. More than 30 years after receiving her undergraduate degree, Sharon returned to school at Fontbonne University to receive her Masters in Fine Art in May 1992. She worked as a successful real estate agent-broker in the St. Louis area for 25 years. Following the death of her first husband in 2000, Sharon was re-introduced to Richard Marsh, a former elementary school classmate who was also a widower. The couple married in 2002 and enjoyed travel and quality time with family and former high school classmates.
Sharon’s favorite past times included spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; traveling; drawing, painting and sculpting; shopping and decorating; and planning and hosting holidays and family events.
In 2017, Sharon was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis following an infection that occurred earlier to the valve replacement she received in 2011. After a personal decision to pursue hospice care and enjoy remaining quality time with family, Sharon passed away at sunset on Sunday, February 25. She was surrounded by her children, her daughter-in-laws and her son-in-law.
SERVICES: Visitation Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am until time of funeral service beginning at 12 noon at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, Mo. 63122. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be given to Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, 1 Childrens Pl, St. Louis, MO 63110. www.boppchapel.com