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9:22 am
Sun April 8, 2012

Longtime Tulsa lawmaker Sue Tibbs dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A longtime state legislator has lost her long battle with ovarian cancer.

Homer Tibbs said Saturday his wife, Representative Sue Tibbs of Tulsa, died about 9:30 p.m. Friday. She was 77.

Homer Tibbs says his wife of 57 years had surgery in 2008 and underwent chemotherapy treatment but the treatment stopped working. At that point, Homer Tibbs said his wife told him she was through fighting.

Representative Tibbs was first elected to the Oklahoma Legislature in 2000. She served as chairwoman of the House Public Safety Committee, and also was on the human services, judiciary and general government committees.

Because of term limits, Representative Tibbs wouldn't have been able to run again.

Homer Tibbs says a funeral is tentatively set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Church in Tulsa.