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Sharon Lynn Banister

October 15, 1942 - October 24, 2023

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Sharon Lynn (Schibi) Banister, the daughter of Leonard and Katherine Fox Schibi, was born October 15, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Shawnee, Kansas, graduating in 1959.


On October 31, 1959, Sharon was united in marriage to James Banister at Christ The King Catholic Church. They made their home in Kansas City, Kansas and became the parents of four children, Julie, Scott, Sandy, and Chad.


Sharon was a homemaker, caring for her children until the age of 30. She then attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, Kansas, receiving her Registered Nurse’s license in 1976. She was employed at Providence St. Margaret’s Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas where she worked in the Emergency Room and Outpatient Care, retiring in 2005.


Sharon was a member of the St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, Tarkio, Missouri. She enjoyed cleaning and painting ceramics and loved spending time with friends. Sharon passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 81.


Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, James Banister and brothers-in-law, John Gaines and Steve French. Survivors include children, Julie (Michael) Thorne, Leavenworth, Kansas, Scott (Vickie) Banister, Kansas City, Kansas, Sandy (Ron) Riniker, Rock Port, and Chad (Shawn) Banister, Tonganoxie, Kansas; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister, Marcia Gaines, Helotes, Texas; three nephews, Greg (Sarah) Gaines, Grant Gaines, and Taylor Gaines; numerous sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.


Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 4, 2023, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Tarkio, Missouri.

There is no visitation.

Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Paw Prints, PO Box 158, Tarkio, Missouri 64491.

Cremation Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.