All business in the Iowa Legislature has been cancelled today in honor of State Sen. Mary Lundby's funeral today.
Mary Lundby was elected to a seat in the Iowa House in 1986 and was the first woman to be speaker pro tempore.
In 1994, she was elected to the Senate and the first woman to lead her party in the Senate.
Mary Lundby held a degree in political science and history from Upper Iowa University.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marion.
Numerous newspapers have paid tribute to Mary Lundby. Listed below are a few online articles:
The Gazette Online
Mary Lundby loses long battle with cancer
Des Moines Register
Legislator Lundby, with grace, bids adieu to friends
The Iowa Independent
Iowa bids farewell to pioneering female legislator
The Globe Gazette
Former lawmaker Mary Lundby dies
Senate action canceled for Lundby funeral
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