The oldest living American died at the age of 115

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Bessie Lorena Hendricks, widely cited as the oldest living person in the United States, passed away this week at the age of 115.

Hendrix died at a retirement facility in Iowa, according to a report by KIMT, just months after celebrating her 115th birthday.

The funeral ceremony for Hendrix, who lived through World War I and II, up to the Corona pandemic and the subsequent events of this week, is scheduled to take place.

And in her online obituary, it was revealed that Hendrix died on January 3 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.

Born on November 7, 1907, in a farmhouse near Auburn, Hendricks taught for several years before finally meeting her husband, Paul, in Lawrville.

The two were married for 65 years and had five children together.

After Paul's death in 1995, Hendrix stayed in the same Lake City home as her husband until she was 102, then began spending the rest of her years in a retirement facility.

After her death, Gerontology Research Group listed 114-year-old Eddie Ciccarelli as the oldest living person in the United States.

Meanwhile, the world's oldest living person was listed in the Guinness Book of Records by a French woman named Lucille Randon at the age of 118, who is also the second oldest French person and the second oldest European person in recorded history.

Lucille inherited the record after the death of 119-year-old Japanese Ken Tanaka in April 2022.

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