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World's oldest-known person celebrates her 116th birthday

by Ani 1:11 mins

World's oldest-known person celebrates her 116th birthday

by Ani 1:11 mins

The world's oldest-known person, Jeralean Talley, celebrated her 116th birthday with family and friends at a restaurant in Michigan. Born in 1899, Talley became the world's oldest person after Gertrude Weaver died at 116 in Arkansas in April, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the ages of the world's longest-living people. Asked how she felt to be one year older, Talley said she feels okay. The celebration took place at the Gracie See Pastaria restaurant, and the staff working there was very impressed with the milestone. The restaurant welcomed Talley with a banner, balloons and birthday cake. Talley's 77-year-old daughter, Thelma Holloway, put the event in perspective. Holloway said her mother has maintained an active lifestyle, bowling until she was 104. Talley was born in Georgia and moved to Michigan in 1935 with her husband, Alfred Talley, for his job at a Ford plant. He died in 1988.

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