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Missouri's oldest resident dies in Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 9:54 a.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU — The woman believed to be the oldest resident of Missouri has died at the age of 112.

Florence Poe died at a Cape Girardeau hospital on Sunday. Her granddaughter Cecile Busch said Poe died after suffering a stroke last week.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Poe, who was born Aug. 24, 1897, was the seventh-oldest documented person in the country and the 16th-oldest documented person in the world.

The Gerontology Research Group verified her birth records after she reached age 110.

Busch says the family provided census information and family Bibles to verify Poe's age.

Visitation for Poe will be Thursday in Cape Girardeau and Friday in Charleston. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.

 


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