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Sheilah Kay (Collins) Morley

Mar 2, 2021

Sheilah Kay (Collins) Morley, age 77, passed away on February 26, 2021. She was a resident of Sanibel, FL for the past 24 years.

She was born March 30, 1943, in Washington D.C., daughter of the late Ralph and Virginia Sanford Collins.

Sheilah considered Denver her childhood home where she grew up enjoying lots of skiing and trips to the mountains with her family. She attended William Woods College and University of Arizona where she majored in accounting and fun. Shortly after, she took a job with the IRS where she fell in love with and married her new instructor, John. Together they built a home in Cincinnati, OH. There, she cheered on the Reds, the Bengals, and delighted in her gourmet cooking club, her plants and yard, and spending time with family and friends.

Sheilah enjoyed a long and happy retirement on Sanibel Island. She was the ultimate adventurer. If there was a trip, expedition, show, fair, event or fundraiser, she would be there. She was never one to miss the fun and most likely could be found coordinating a group to join her. In between adventures, she kept busy with volunteering at S.C.C.F. and the library at the Sanibel School. She also enjoyed golfing with the âHustlersã, water aerobics, a good book, playing Sudoku or a crossword puzzle, and appreciating everything the island had to offer. She loved showing off her island, especially the beach, shells, turtles, birds, sunsets, and plants, to visitors and family, particularly her grandkids. During the summers, Sheilah (and John) found respite from the humidity (and hurricanes) of Florida on Lake Cordy in Indiana. Sheilah especially enjoyed long boat rides, breakfast cruises, s’mores by the fire, euchre, and a glass of wine with family and friends.

Sheilah is survived by her husband, John; two daughters, Andrea (Alex) Burow of Fishers, IN and Tonya (David) Harper of Noblesville, IN; 6 grandchildren, Katelin, Jenna, Mya and Ray Burow, Stephen and Keira Harper; and sister, Sharon (Ron) Roundtree of Montrose, CO. She was predeceased by her parents and her twin sister, Susan.

A celebration of her life will be held in the Lace Murex Lawn at the Sundial Beach Resort, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.C.C.F., Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 or https://donorbox.org/donate-to-sccf.