State Rep. Rebecca Roeber dies weeks after car crash in Morgan County

2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago Tuesday, July 30 2019 Jul 30, 2019 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:36:00 PM CDT July 30, 2019 in Top Stories
By: Aaron Custer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY- Officials with the Missouri House of Representatives confirmed Tuesday afternoon the passing of State Rep. Rebecca Roeber from Lee's Summit. 

House speaker Elijah Haar issued the following statement:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend, and a beloved colleague of the members of the House, Rebecca Roeber. She was a truly wonderful person and a dedicated public servant who will be greatly missed. As a former teacher and then as a member of the House, Rebecca had a passion to see our children learn and develop the tools to succeed in life.  She will forever be remembered for being a champion for Missouri’s students.  I join many others in praying for her loving husband and family during this difficult time.”

Roeber was seriously hurt in a car crash in Morgan County in March. In that crash Roeber suffered 18 broken bones.

Roeber was 61.

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