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      Claire McCaskill's mother dies at age 84

      Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill lost her mother Betty Anne McCaskill Monday.

      The mother of Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has died.

      Betty Anne McCaskill died Monday at her St. Louis home from heart and kidney related problems.

      A statement from the Missouri Democratic Party says that she was a constant voice and advocate for women and Missouri families.

      She also made Missouri history as the first woman to serve on the Columbia Missouri city council.

      Despite a heated Senate race between Claire McCaskill and her opponent Todd Akin, he also released a statement expressing condolences from himself and his wife.

      Betty Anne McCaskill was 84-years-old.