July 04, 1936 - February 09, 2010
Winnie Weber: Legislator was the Life of the PartyBy Michael D. SorkinST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH As a legislator in Jefferson City, Winnie Weber was known for her blunt talk, short skirts and a fondness for drink. For years, she held the unofficial but undisputed title of Life of the Party.She was chairwoman of the House higher education committee and proud of her work to promote what now is Truman State University in Kirksville.She died Tuesday (Feb. 9, 2010) at her home in Eminence, Mo., at age 73. She was recently bedridden with arthritis and osteoporosis, her family said.A former teacher, Ms. Weber was a state representative from Jefferson County for a total of 16 years in the 1970s and '80s. In . . .