Rebecca Lynne Alexander, our much-loved beautiful girl, finished her courageous battle with complications from Leukemia on 12/27/21. Her love for husband Andy and sons Eli and Spencer was beyond words. Her two boys were her biggest love in life. Everything she did was to make sure they had every opportunity to have future success in life. She loved Christmas and its traditions sharing one last viewing of the movie White Christmas a few days prior with her mother. She was not ready to leave us.
Rebecca (Becca) was born 2/21/1981 in Overland Park, KS to mother Sheryl and Father Larry Scott. Her world expanded when she qualified for the Talent Identification Program (TIP) in middle school. The life experiences and friendships helped shape her life. She attended Blue Valley Northwest High School excelling in debate and as editor of the newspaper.
After graduation in 1999 she chose to attend the University of Missouri for their Journalism school and to aggravate her Jayhawk mother. She graduated from MU in 2003 with double majors in Journalism (with an Advertising emphasis) and History. As there was little demand for historians, she chose a career in marketing. She was savvy and confident and an effective communicator. Her career culminated in rising to become the Marketing Technology Manager at the Polsinelli law firm. The family is eternally grateful for the Firm’s ongoing support as she battled her illness the past four years. She had a strong work ethic and being able to contribute up until her final months gave her purpose.
She enjoyed rom-coms and cooking shows…especially The British Baking Ones because they soothed her. She loved Ted Lasso because she thought the world needed more positivity and she always felt better after watching an episode. She Believed! Rebecca loved vanilla lattes, a glass (glasses) of wine, and a good cocktail. She celebrated holidays by decorating and hosting friends and family. The 4th of July party was blast. Her favorite thing was trying new recipes with Andy using vegetables from their garden. She loved animals, especially Coco who she adopted right before she got sick and was normally by her side.
Not only was Rebecca an amazing wife, mother, daughter and granddaughter she was also a thoughtful and respected friend and neighbor. She loved her home and neighborhood in Lee’s Summit. She volunteered her communication skills to the HOA board to help make sure everyone knew what was going on. She loved impromptu get togethers or parties with friends and fantasy football with the girls. Her tastes were simple and her wit sharp.
She never complained during her illness, just said that she had been dealt a bad hand of cards. We would give anything if she could draw another hand. Our memories will not die with her but will live on in our hearts and in all the lives she touched in her too short life.
Rebecca leaves her husband Andy, sons Eli and Spencer, mother Sheryl Eckinger, father Larry Scott, mother and father-in-law Sharon and Mike Alexander and many other family member who will miss her.
Services to be held on 1/4/22 at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St, Lee’s Summit Mo. Visitation is from 9-11am with a service to follow. Internment at Floral Hills East Cemetery at noon and followed by a reception at Lake Shore Plaza at Lake Lotawana, 9613 Lake Shore Drive.
During her life, Rebecca supported many organizations that advocated for equality and provided support to families. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests you consider a memorial gift to Community Services League at 404 North Noland Rd Independence, MO 64050, or at www.cslcares.org.ace
Masks will be required at both the visitation and service. Thank you for understanding and honoring the family wishes.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family. Give Spencer a big hug from Mrs. Caby.
I just wanted to reach out and say how sorry I am for your loss. Becca and I were close friends in highschool and college . I was her debate partner that she went to nationals with. Unfortunately I moved away and we grew apart as so many adults do. She was in my thoughts often. She had unmistakable class that emanated from her then young body. She had wit, poise, and something unmistakable even as a young adult. She made the world a more interesting and compassionate place by existing and its a tremendous loss with her absence. I am trying to travel from California but not yet sure if that will be possible; but wanted to say something either way. I’m sorry we didn’t have the time to catch up before her passing and I’m sorry I never had the pleasure of meeting and knowing her family. We may have not had the opportunity to know one another but I still needed to say how very sorry I am. There is little else to say. Please try to hang on in her absence.
Kimberly B Bozich
As one fighting this disease (MM), but at 75 YO, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Becca at 40. May God help and heal Andy, the boys, her parents and in-laws … and all who loved her.
Andy, I’m so sorry to hear about Beca. She will be missed by everyone especially you and the boys. My heart goes out to you and family RIP Beca. I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend due to the the weather. You can only image she and Donnie and John are looking down on us and enjoying them self. Heaven is a place with no pain and suffering her eternal life is better. Unfortunately we will be missing her and the boys are the ones who are going to suffer the worst. God will help your family get through this time in your life.
You are lucky enough to have a great family support around you. God Bless You And Your Family.
Andy, boys Mike & Sharon, and the rest of the family. We were so sad to hear about Becca passing. We didn’t get to spend much time with the cousins, but the times we did, Becca was a sweetheart. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all.
I am sincerely sorry for your great loss of Becca. Many good memories and blessings to your families.
I am so very sorry to hear about Becca and I wanted to extend my deepest of condolences to Sheryl, Larry, Andy, and her sons Eli and Spencer. Although you don’t know me, please know that Becca, or as I irreverently called her in college “56” (due to an intermural t-shirt she wore when I met her and my inability to remember her name), was just a really great and special person that I personally have many fond memories of. I met her in my fraternity house at Mizzou and what always struck me about her was her ability to be so kind, funny, and full of life while not taking any guff from any of the boys. Her wit was always on point and that made her truly a special and fun person to spend time with (however limited it was on my end). The tremendous loss of someone that shown so bright in life must make the whole world feel dark now. I wish the best for you and your family in these dark times, but I wanted you to know that there are so many people like me, out here in the world who you may not know about, who are so much better for having known her and will always treasure the time we had.
My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Rebecca. May your memories ease your grief.
God bless your memory and spirit, and wishing you peace and happiness in the beyond. You will be missed. Dima
My deepest condolences to Becca’s family and friends. This is so sad. She left this life way too young, but her short life here, she made count through her time, love, talents, accomplishments, leadership at Polsinelli, etc. Becca will also be terribly missed by her co-workers, acquaintenances, friends and family at Polsinelli. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
I send my deepest condolences. I had the honor and privilege of working with Becca at Polsinelli. She was a joy to work with. She was bright and energetic and committed to her job. She was honestly a ray of sunshine on all the projects she worked on. I am so sad for your loss as I can only imagine how wonderful she was as a mother, daughter and friend. Please know that her whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.