114-year-old Nebraska woman becomes oldest living American

A 114-year-old Nebraska woman becomes the oldest living American. A 114-year-old Nebraska woman becomes the oldest living American. |  Photo: Storyblocks

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Created: April 28, 2021 06:23 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 114-year-old Nebraska woman who has taken the title of America’s oldest living person says what she wants most is to eat with her friend after a year of pandemic restrictions. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Thelma Sutcliffe, of Omaha, who was born on Oct. 1, 1906.

The Gerontology Research Group said she became the nation’s oldest living person and seventh-oldest in the world on April 17 when Hester Ford, a 115-year-old woman, died in North Carolina. Her longtime friend, Luella “Lou” Mason, said she is happy that the senior living center where Sutcliffe lives is locked down, but “Thelma is as determined as ever to do what she wants to do.” 

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