To the family of Eunice Kennedy Shriver:
I've recently learned of the passing of Mrs. Shriver. I was saddened to hear about the loss of such a model leader and citizen. Please extend my deepest sympathy.
The world was lucky to have such a selfless woman. She improved the lives of so many children, and changed the way the world views individuals with intellectual disabilities. She will be greatly missed. On behalf of the Great State of Kansas, please accept our grateful thanks for her hard work and dedication, and accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
I hope you find comfort in knowing you are in the hearts and minds of many across the state who are praying for your family. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort and peace in the days and weeks ahead.
Governor of Kansas