Thursday, November 27, 2008

World's Oldest Person Dies

Edna Staples, the oldest person in the world, has recently passed away. She was 115 years and 220 days old. Parker was born April 20, 1893, in central Indiana's Morgan County.

Parker taught in a two-room school in Shelby County for several years after graduating from Franklin College in 1911. She wed her childhood sweetheart and neighbour in 1913. Two years ago she was named as the oldest living person by Guinness Book of World Records. She never drank alcohol or tried tobacco, and led a very active lifestyle, but when asked about tips to longevity, her only advice was "more education".

Now the oldest person is Maria de Jesus of Portugal, born September 10, 1893, who is currently 115 years, 78 days old.

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