Funeral service set for Oklahoma State Rep. Sue Tibbs
Her empty chair in the House chamber was draped by an Oklahoma flag Monday, the first day House members met since her death.
An Oklahoma flag draped the empty front-row seat in the House chamber Monday that had been occupied for nearly 12 years by Rep. Sue Tibbs.
House members met for the first time Monday since Tibbs died Friday night at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 77.
A public memorial service for the Tulsa Republican is set for 1 p.m. Thursday in the chamber.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Church, in Broken Arrow. Burial will be at Floral Haven Cemetery, in Broken Arrow. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Homer, and her daughters, Debbie Wiest and Kelli Dodd, both of Tulsa.
In lieu of flowers, the Tibbs family asks that donations be made in her name to Free in Christ Ministries, P.O. Box 252, Coweta, OK 74429; or Family & Children's Services, Attn: Women in Recovery, 650 S Peoria Ave., Tulsa, OK 74120.
Tibbs, elected in 2000, was serving in her final year in the Legislature. Legislators are limited to 12 years. Tibbs, one of the last in a group of Republicans to have served in the minority in the House before Republicans gained control after the 2004 elections, was respected by House members of both parties.
“Rep. Tibbs was a dedicated public servant and her presence will be missed,” said Minority Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City. “Rep. Tibbs cared deeply about the people of her district and the people of Oklahoma. I have immense respect for her and her record of service.”
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