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Updated: 02/23/2014 08:00:00AM

Shirley C. Morey

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Shirley C. Morey, 92, of Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

She was born April 5, 1921, in Rutland, Vt.

Shirley was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, and was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener and a poet. Shirley also traveled with her husband Bernard a field engineer with G.E., in the states and overseas.

She is survived by her son, Douglas (Leitha) Morey; brother, Leslie (Jean) Baird; three grandchildren, Gary (Gail) Morey, Karen (William) Ryan and Cindy Scibek; and two great-grandsons, Cameron and Scott Scibek. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, who passed away July 11, 1997.

A taste of Shirley’s poetry: “Put my vase right next to Bern’s, it feels so good at last, the years apart were oh so hard, I’m glad they’re in the past.”

The family would like to thank the staff at Harborview Acres in Port Charlotte, Fla., for the love, compassion and care that they extended to Shirley.

Services will be private by the family. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc. at The online guestbook is at

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