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.