Oldest Oklahoma Woman


(This is a couple of months old, and I’m tired of looking at the open tab. 🙂 )

GUTHRIE, Okla. – Ethel Bowens is the oldest living woman on record in Oklahoma and is considered a supercentenarian.

Later this month, Bowens turns 110-years-old and can tell you a lot about life.

“Yeah, I’m happy to be alive,” she told News 4. …

So far, her family consists of six children, 29 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 46 great-great-grandchildren with more on the way. Many of those loved ones are coming to her big birthday celebration this year.

Her secret to this long life is romantic.

“One man,” Ethel said.

She’s referring to Volna, who was a school bus driver, farmer and the love of Ethel’s life. They were married for more than 60 years.

“He was a good man and a good provider. He had to be to stay with me,” Ethel said.

Other keys to longevity included no smoking, no drinking and a faith in God. …

Read the whole article, with video report at KFOR


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