Mildred Elizabeth Shanley, 83, passed away on October 9, 2012 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julia Zelko of Hillside, NJ, four brothers; one sister; and her grandson, Alan Smith. Millie is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, William R. Shanley; daughter, Kathleen Smith and her husband Elmer; granddaughter, Wendy and her husband James “Rusty” Webb; great-grandson, Russell Webb; grandson, Michael Smith; son, William “Bill” R. Shanley, Jr.; niece, Liz Evers and her husband Jack and children Britt and Kaylee of Phoenix, AZ; nephew, John “Jack” Boor and his wife Carol and children Becky and Larry of Clinton, NY; cousin, Olga and her husband Francis “Frank” Yovish of Lansdale, PA and their extended family. Millie was actively involved with WELCA at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was the Sunshine Committee for several years, delivered Meals on Wheels, baked cookies for the Cookie Pack and helped serve lunch at the Canterbury Center in Norfolk for the students at Old Dominion. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3900 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA officiated by Pastor Aaron DeBenedetto, with a reception following the service. Private committal service at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA will be at a later date. The family extends their sincerest appreciation to the volunteers of the Rescue Squad, and the numerous doctors, nurses and technicians at the Emergency Room, ICU and CCU personnel and the staff of the Senatara Virginia Beach General Hospital for all their valiant and heroic efforts to save our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203-1977. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to www.cremate.org.