World’s oldest person turns 115 in Indiana

April 22, 2008 |  by  |  World Headlines
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Happy Birthday, Edna!Happy Birthday to Edna Parker who turned 115 in Shelbyville, IN, on April 20!

She was declared the oldest person in the world this past August by the Guinness Book of World Records. Edna is one of only 75 people alive in the world today who have made it past their 110th birthday.

Edna marked her birthday at the Heritage House Convalescent Center with cake, some roses and a few balloons for an outdoor party on a beautiful spring Midwest day.

Researchers in Boston are studying Edna to determine why she has lived so long. According to the birthday girl herself, a low stress life leads to longevity!


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  1. Fabulously Young

    I never want to be THAT old!

  2. Bless her. In 20 years or so. Living till 115 years old will be commonplace. It’s ok I guess, as long as you have your marbles and are quite healthy and are mobile.

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