Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) says of Mike Keathley, "As Commissioner of the Office of Administration, Mike was a tremendous public servant and a trusted member of my Cabinet who answered my call to help fix a broken state government with great competence and skill." Keathley has died, this morning, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

The Governor has ordered that all flags at state facilities in Cole and Stoddard Counties be flown at half-staff to honor the memory of Keathley. Flags will remain at half-staff until dusk on the evening that follows services honoring Keathley.