November 13, 1954 – September 25, 2019
Dr. Mary Sheila Noon, age 64, of Overland Park, KS and formerly of Seattle, WA, Salem, UT and Worcester, MA passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 25, 2019.
She leaves a husband of 39 years, Patrick Noon, a son William and a brother Joseph P. Morgan, Jr. and his wife Amy of Nashville, TN; a brother in law Jim Spellane of Washington, DC; a brother in law James K. Noon and his wife Marie of Knoxville, TN; a brother in law Charles E. Noon and his wife Missy of Knoxville, TN; a nephew Matthew Morgan and his wife Megan of Baltimore, MD; a niece Michaela Morgan of Williamsburg, NY; a nephew Evan Noon of Pensacola, FL; a nephew Keaton Noon of Boulder, CO; a nephew Aron Spellane of Washington, DC; a niece Elizabeth Noon of Knoxville, TN; a niece Marissa Noon of Knoxville, TN;
Sheila was born on November 13, 1954 in Worcester, MA to Joseph and Mary (Houlihan) Morgan. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, MA, received her BA in Psychology from Bates College in 1976 and completed her Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Louisville in 1982.
Dr. Sheila Noon spent almost 40 years as working in the education field. She worked in the initial development of computerized learning. She held Senior Operations roles at Academic Systems/Lightspan/Plato Learning, Pearson, Inside Track and most recently, Tutor.com. Sheila was a volunteer lector at The Church of Ascension, Overland Park, KS.
Sheila was humble, supportive, brilliant and blunt in a loving way. Never too busy for a phone call or a perspective on what you were doing, all in the spirit of making the end product better. What she cherished the most; however, was her family with a clear focus on both Will and Pat. She will be remembered for her unselfish love and never-ending compassion.
A simple memorial service will be held Sunday, October 27th at 10:00 AM at McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Sheila Noon to; Society of Vincent De Paul (stvincentdepaul.net), Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America (ercbna.org), and the Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville (ceflou.org)
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October 3, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Noon and Morgan families on your loss. You are in our prayers. The family of John M. Evans, College of the Holy Cross, '81
October 1, 2019
Our thoughts go out to you, Pat and Will, and our thanks for sharing Sheila's time here with us.
I had the privilege of working under Sheila at InsideTrack, and she helped lead our team with her characteristic sharp focus and wry wit. She wouldn't seek the spotlight or shy from calling out a bad idea, and we all know she was giving more to the company than the rest of us, putting in more hours, doing all the behind the scenes work that positioned us to help ever more students.
And that's an impact she might not have claimed, her oversized impact on literally tens of thousands of people's lives. Her efforts made possible, made real, programs that helped so many people start, return to, succeed in, and finish school. Sheila tossed those stones that were too heavy for schools and our staff to lift on our own, sending ripples of success that extend to communities around the country today and into the future. She was a great colleague and an even better person, and she is missed.
October 1, 2019
Sheila was, without question, one of the most influential leaders I have worked with in my years in the educational technology industry. She was the consummate professional, yet down-to-earth and fun to work with each and every day. She made sure we were on task, but learning and enjoying our work. I worked with her in the late '80s/90s at WICAT Systems in Utah. Her influence has followed me throughout the many years since. My sincerest condolences to her immediate family . . . and to the larger family she created around her. She will be sorely missed by us all. Rachel Conine
October 1, 2019
To Will, Pat, and the rest of us that knew and loved Sheila:
I have known Sheila for much of my personal life and almost the entirety of my professional life. Full of infinite wisdom and endless wit, Sheila was my most influential mentor and a great friend. Her incredible ability to find humor in almost anything, joined with her qualities as a humanitarian, are nothing short of inspiring. She was always focused on the light instead of the tunnel. As I encounter future quandaries, I will always imagine what her advice to me would be.
Leigh Anne Kranz
September 30, 2019
Dear Pat, Will and Family and Friends of Sheila,
I'm deeply saddened by the passing of Sheila. I was blessed to have her as a supervisor at Academic Systems and credit her with helping me step into my power as a young business woman. She set the bar high with her professionalism, brilliance, and ingenuity with solving problems. And yet, she always had time for a phone conversation to shoot the breeze or talk me down off a ledge. Her favorite topic was her dear, "Willie". It was clear that he came first in her busy life, and she got a great deal of amusement and satisfaction from her role as a mother. She was the rock we all leaned on and will be dearly missed. You all are in my heart. Love, Leigh Anne
September 29, 2019
To Pat and Will and Sheila's family......I am so saddened for your loss and for the passing of my friend, Sheila. I recall the first time I met Sheila at work and I thought this is a brilliant, caring person and I was very fortunate to have her as a mentor and friend. We also shared thoughts on our faith both being Catholic. Mary Sheila was a gem..... May she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.....My deepest sympathies to the family...