40 years after she played in Great Britain in the Curtis Cup matches, Brits who had seen her play still asked about "the girl with the glorious swing." [The Encyclopedia of Golf, Viking, 1973.]
She in the meantime had disappeared from the public eye, having retired from competition before the age of 25. Years later she resurfaced somewhat, as a teacher of golf in the Chicago area.
Virginia Van Wie died at the age of 88 in 1997. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-02-22/news/9702220101_1_golf-instructor-indoor-facility-women-s-amateur