KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at government buildings across the state on Monday in honor of Rep. Rebecca Roeber, a Republican from Lee's Summit, who died in July while on vacation in Colorado.
“We are saddened by the passing of Representative Roeber and offer our sincere condolences to her husband and family,” Parson said Friday in a news release. “Having served five years in the Missouri House and 17 years as an educator, Rebecca was a dedicated public servant with a kind, compassionate heart. She will be truly missed, and we will always remember the difference she made in our state.”
Roeber, who was involved in a serious car crash in March while on her way to Jefferson City, died in her sleep on July 30 while vacationing with family in Estes Park, Colorado. The trip was meant to be a celebration of her recovery.
Roeber was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2014. She was serving as the chair of the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
Prior to that, she was an educator in the Raytown School District for 17 years.
Flags will be flown at half-staff on the day Roeber is laid to rest, according to the governor’s office.