St. Joseph woman turns 106 on Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 13, 2010 | 8:48 p.m. CST

ST. JOSEPH — A St. Joseph woman is celebrating her 106th birthday on Valentine's Day.

Lolita McVey got a head start on the festivities Friday at the Vintage Gardens Assisted Living community. Several family members joined her for a celebration lunch.

She told the St. Joseph News-Press that she never thought she would live so long and called her longevity "nuts."

McVey lost her husband, Taylor, a doctor in St. Joseph, in 1989 and lived by herself until a fall forced her to move into the assisted living facility. McVey said there is no real trick to her long life.

She says she stays healthy "by doing nothing" and that the staff takes good care of her.

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