Mary Jane Noble dies at age 81

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ARDMORE, Okla.- Oklahoma icon and long time Ardmore resident Mary Jane Noble has died after a lengthy illness. Noble once chaired the University of Oklahoma board of regents, and was known as one of the university's most generous benefactors.

Noble served on the board of directors for the Noble Foundation, and was named Ardmore citizen of the year in 1983. The Noble Foundation was founded by her late husband's grandfather and is headquartered in Ardmore.

Funeral arrangements are pending.