Dr. Mary Sheila Noon
1954 - 2019
McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel
8024 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS
Dr. Mary Sheila Noon 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; 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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Published by Kansas City Star on Oct. 20, 2019.
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Sheila made such a great impact on so many individual's lives and success. She lived to help others and she did this every single day. I am privileged to say that she was my colleague and friend for over 10 years and my success is due in large part to her support of my work and her collaboration with me on projects.

More importantly, she was a good friend who took the time to understand where we were in our individual lives and how she could help to move us forward toward our goals.

In talking to friend and colleagues, I know that she will be greatly missed. However, we will hold onto the memories of good times and remember her fondly.
Ed Neelley
October 26, 2019
I met Sheila in 2000 when I started working at Academic Systems. I was lucky enough to start working with her again in 2005 when we both started at Smarthinking on the same day.

Sheila was a rock for everyone at both companies and I doubt if we could have been anywhere near as successful without her knowledge, support, encouragement, incite, and willingness to take on any challenge to help any of us with whatever we needed.

Sheila did not suffer fools but she always had my back no matter what. She was always available to either listen or offer advice on how to accomplish what needed to be done.

Sheila took on more than she should have but she was the glue that kept us going when we needed her.

Sheila will be sorely but fondly missed by everyone who worked with her for the 19 years I knew her. I hope her family will take strength in the knowledge that Sheila was loved, and respected and that she had a deep faith.

Doug Detjen
October 24, 2019
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