American supercentenarian who passed away at 115 years and 1963 days old, making her the fifth-oldest person in the world at the time of her death. She was one of 100 centenarians included in The Archon Genomics XPRIZE's genome sequencing project.
She graduated from Adams High School in 1918. She later moved to Washington D.C., where she worked as a secretary for the Veterans Administration and the Treasury Department.
She was a lifelong Republican and attended the presidential Inauguration of Warren G. Harding in 1921.
She was married to a man named Paul for 51 years until his death in 1976. She had a brother named Roy and a sister named Marilyn.
She and Edna Parker were both famous American supercentenarians.