Bessie Hendricks has passed away. Bessie was born in Calhoun County, Iowa, where she taught in a one room school house! She was 115 and America's oldest person!
Bessie passed away at a nursing home in Lake City, Iowa on Tuesday.
What is Bessie's secret to longevity? She said, "work hard, stay away from doctors and enjoy sweets like a piece of pie or slice of birthday cake!"
Now, those are some words we can adhere, too, especially the slice of birthday cake. Maybe living a relaxed life in Iowa added on some years, too?
America's oldest person is now Edie Ceccerelli of California. She turns 115 on February 5th.