World’s oldest person dies at 115by The Associated Press on Nov. 28, 2008, under Nation/World, Special
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – Edna Parker, who became the world’s oldest person more than a year ago, has died at age 115 in a local nursing home. She was 115 years, 220 days old when she died Wednesday, said Robert Young, a senior consultant for gerontology for Guinness World Records.
Parker was born April 20, 1893, in Indiana and had been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest person since the 2007 death in Japan of Yone Minagawa, who was four months her senior.