Fond memories of Jean Carnahan linger in Capital City

News Tribune file photo: 
Missouri's first lady, Jean Carnahan, is all smiles as she is presented with a copy of her new book "If Walls Could Talk" on Dec. 8, 1998, inside the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City.
News Tribune file photo: Missouri's first lady, Jean Carnahan, is all smiles as she is presented with a copy of her new book "If Walls Could Talk" on Dec. 8, 1998, inside the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City.


During her nearly eight years in Missouri's Capital City, former first lady Jean Carnahan fostered long-lasting relationships within the community.

Carnahan, who became Missouri's first female U.S.