Missouri's first female coroner dies at her home in Memphis

Scotland County Coroner Ginny Monroe lost her battle with leukemia this week.

A longtime northeast Missouri coroner lost her yearlong fight against leukemia this week.

Scotland County Coroner Virginia "Ginny" Monroe, 63, died at her home in Memphis on Monday.

Monroe served as Scotland County coroner for 29 years.

According to a spokesman for the Missouri Coroner and Medical Examinerâ??s Association, Monroe is believed to be Missouri's first female coroner.

Monroe's funeral is set for 2 p.m. Friday at Memphis Funeral Home.

Her visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

Her obituary says as a registered nurse, Monroe lovingly touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with during her employment at Scotland County Hospital, Scotland County Care Center, Scotland County Health Department/Home Health Agency and most recently as school nurse in the Scotland County R-1 School District.