(Updated to include more of political background and correct time on Andover School Board).
Former Republican state Rep. Roger Elliott from Wichita passed away early today after years of health battles. He was 72.
Elliott's daughter, Jessica Tollefson, reported her father's passing on Facebook on Sunday morning.
"Dad left his earthly life this morning around 2:30 a.m. We so wanted to get him home but dad got a glimpse of eternity and there was no turning back," she wrote.
"I have no doubt dad is having that big reunion in heaven he was talking about just . . .