The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

Oldest person in U.S. dies at 114


A 114-year-old Pennsylvan­ia woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home.

The Robert D Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union said that Delphine Gibson died Wednesday.

Lessie Brown, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 113, is now believed to be the oldest American, according to the Gerontolog­y Research Group in Sandy Springs, Ga.

Gibson, who had been living at a Huntingdon nursing home since 2004, when she was 100, attributed her long life to good food, her faith in God and her church.

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