Virginia Mae Shelley, 81, of Highland died March 12, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.
Born Sept. 26, 1922, in Palo Verde, Ariz., she was the daughter of William Ross Roberts and Edith Higgins Roberts.
She worked as a secretary for an insurance company before retiring. She was a past secretary for the Hidden Valley Property Owners Association and a Baptist who lived her life as well as she could with some disappointments but no regrets.
Survivors include a son, Harold Simpson of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Catherine McKinsey of Burns Flat, Okla.; a sister, Marie Parker of Buckeye, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
No service is planned at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.