The congressman from Missouri's 4th District had been married to Susie Skelton for 44 years. The couple had three sons, according to the congressman's official bio.
Skelton's office announced Tuesday afternoon that Susie Skelton suffered a heart attack at the family home in Lexington. She died at a hospital in Kansas City.
Click here and you'll find a picture of the couple in 1963, as they posed with Harry Truman. At the time the Skeltons had been married for just a couple years; he was then the state attorney general.
Our condolences to the congressman and his family.