First lady thanks residents of her "adopted state" before departure

Sheena Greitens thanked Missourians on her last day as the state's first lady. (MGN Online)

Missouri first lady Sheena Greitens is thanking the state's residents ahead of her husband's resignation as governor.

Sheena Greitens, who is married to Gov. Eric Greitens, tweeted Friday morning that, "it has been an honor & privilege to serve as First Lady of my adopted state."

During her husband's tenure she pushed for reforms to the state foster care system, and the Legislature passed several changes in May, including extending the amount of time agencies have to keep abuse records.

She is an assistant political science professor at the University of Missouri.

Gov. Eric Greitens will resign at 5 p.m. Friday amid mounting investigations into his personal and private life. Mike Parson, the state's lieutenant governor, is set to take the oath of office soon after.

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