A classy guy who had an absolute total thorough integrity is what Vice President Joe Biden says about former Democratic Representative Ike Skelton. Skelton who had been involved in politics since 1976 served the state of Missouri in the 4th district representing the Lake area, Ft. Leonard Wood and beyond until 2010 when present Representative Vicky Hartzler won the election. After losing the election, Skelton went on to work with a well-known law firm in the Kansas City area known as Husch Blackwell where he’s been since. According to a close friend, Skelton, who had been in the state of Virginia staying in one of his many homes, checked into the local hospital last week with a bad cough. He passed away on Monday evening with family and friends surrounding him at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.