Mrs. Shell was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a former secretary for the United States Government working in the military records center at St. Louis and a resident of Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Eugene Shell on May 17, 1947, at Bloomfield. Mr. Shell survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides her husband, survivors include one daughter, Rose Marie Templeton of St. Louis; one brother, Bill Gray of Fredericktown; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Other than by her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Gray and Donald Gray; two sisters, Norma Jean Little and Barbara Ann Gray.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Don Bahr and Dale Grissom officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.