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Former Oklahoma First Lady Ann Bartlett Dies
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Former Oklahoma first lady Ann Bartlett, who was married to former Republican Gov. Dewey F. Bartlett Sr., has died. She was 92.
City of Tulsa spokeswoman Kim Marsh-MacLeod said Bartlett died Saturday night after an extended illness.
The former Ann Smith married Bartlett in 1945 and they remained together until his death in 1979. Dewey Bartlett Sr. was also a U.S. senator.
Among their three children is Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. The mayor said in a news release Saturday that his mother was surrounded by family when she died.
Ann Bartlett was first lady from 1967 through 1971. Her husband was in the Senate from 1973 through 1978.
Other survivors are children Joan Bartlett and Michael Bartlett.
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Posted: Sunday, January 27 2013, 04:28 PM CST
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Okla. lawmakers to take up tornado recovery bill
May 22, 2013 14:34 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers are preparing to take up legislation to appropriate $45 million in emergency funds to help pay for recovery efforts following deadly tornadoes in central Oklahoma.
Officials in the Oklahoma Senate say the chamber could take up a measure on Wednesday that would dip into the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund to help pay for recovery efforts. State House and Senate committees approved the measure on Tuesday. The Rainy Day fund's balance is expected to reach a record $660 million in July.
Money from the emergency fund would help local communities recover from a tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Gov. Mary Fallin issued an emergency declaration for 16 Oklahoma counties on Sunday.
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