Janis Tietgens

Janis Teegins was born in Wichita, Kansas, and attended the University of Tulsa. She and Bill Tietgens - his first news director changed the spelling of his name to TEEGINS - fell in love while working at an upscale Tulsa grocery store. They both loved baseball and were engaged and married within a year. In 1978, their only child, Amanda, was born. Janis was a flight attendant for Delta Airlines at the time of her husband’s death in 2001.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Janis Tietgens
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

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He Got It!

Bob Burke is an accomplished author and lawyer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He is the father of three and stepfather of three, and grandfather of seven. He is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.