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Iowa woman who was oldest living person dies at age 115

Dina Manfredini

An Iowa woman, who was officially named the oldest living person in the world, has reportedly died.

The Des Moines Register reports the family of Dina Manfredini said she has died at age 115.

Manfredini became the oldest living person in the world after Besse Cooper died in early December 2012.  

Manfredini was living at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa.  She lived independently until she was 110. 

Her family remembers her as a legendary cook. 

Her passing makes Jiroemon Kimura, of Japan, the oldest living person in the world.


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