Sen. McCaskill said of her mother in a statement from her campaign: "For some time, mom's health has not been good, and our family takes comfort that she is now at rest. People all over the state have asked about her, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated. Mom never met a stranger and lived life with enthusiasm that none of us could match."Betty was an active figure in local politics, and Claire McCaskill has always referred to her mother as a major inspiration. She had taken time off quietly to share her mother's final days, and hasn't said when she will resume her scheduled appearances.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Betty McCaskill Dies At 84
Posted by Bon Tindle
Claire McCaskill's mother, Betty, passed away yesterday. She was 84 years old.