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Former State Senator Anita Yeckel dead at 72

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Former State Senator Anita Yeckel dead at 72

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) – Former Republican State Senator Anita Yeckel passed away Wednesday following a long battle with heart complications, said family spokesperson Katy Forand. Yeckel was 72. Yeckel was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 1996 and served much of South St. Louis County including Affton, Crestwood, Oakville and Sunset Hills. She was elected to a second term […]

Former State Senator Anita Yeckel dead at 72

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) – Former Republican State Senator Anita Yeckel passed away Wednesday following a long battle with heart complications, said family spokesperson Katy Forand. Yeckel was 72.

Yeckel was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 1996 and served much of South St. Louis County including Affton, Crestwood, Oakville and Sunset Hills. She was elected to a second term in 2000.

After she left the Senate in 2004, Yeckel launched an unsuccessful bid for State Treasurer. In 2005, she was appointed to the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners where she served until 2009.

Yeckel is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob, along with two daughters and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are pending.

 

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