For anyone who missed Ike Skelton's farewell address yesterday, I encourage you to take a few minutes and watch it here. The Star, Beacon, Missourinet and Post-Dispatch also have stories on his remarks worth reading.
After Skelton's address, Emanuel Cleaver, Jo Ann Emerson, Russ Carnahan, Lacy Clay, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and others offered their personal praise for a true statesman respected by members and staff of all parties. Skelton's speech and theirs can be watched in this CSPAN widget here.
He will indeed be missed.