World's oldest woman dies at 116


The world’s oldest woman has died at the age
of 116 just a month after gaining the title.
Jeralean Talley died at home in Michigan
after recent treatment for fluid on the lungs
in hospital according to her 77-year-old
daughter, Thelma Holloway.
She was born May 23, 1899, in Montrose,
Georgia, and moved near Detroit, Michigan in

Jeralean became the world’s oldest woman in
April when 117-year-old Misao Okawa of
Osaka, Japan, died followed by Gertrude
Weaver of Camden, Arkansas, at 116.
Following Jeralean’s passing, the world’s
oldest woman is now thought to be Susannah
Mushatt Jones who is 115 years and 348 days
old and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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