A 114-year-old Nebraska woman has become the oldest living American.
Thelma Sutcliffe, born Oct. 1, 1906, celebrated her 114th birthday in October.
The previous record-holder, 115-year-old Hester Ford, died in North Carolina on April 17, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Ford will have her life honored with a special light display and funeral service, her great-granddaughter said.
Sutcliffe has survived two bouts of breast cancer over the course of her life.
A spokesperson for Brighton Gardens of Omaha told sister station KETV in October that Thelma's last birthday party was "low key," but she received quite a few gifts.
According to the spokesperson, Thelma was given "all kinds of cards, goodies, balloons, flowers, and gifts."