Michigan Woman Celebrates 115th Birthday

INKSTER, Mich. (May 23, 2014) Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., turned 115 on Friday.

Talley, who plans to celebrate with family and friends at a local church on Sunday, is believed to be among the oldest people on Earth.

On Friday Talley planned to go to the doctor for a checkup, although she says she doesn't "feel sick."

Talley was born May 23, 1899.

She went fishing last year and still gets around on her own with the help of a walker.

According to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks many of the world's longest-living people, Talley is the oldest American and the second-oldest person in the world.

Her husband died in 1988.

She’s cared for by a 76-year-old daughter who lives with her.


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