Edna Parker, 115 years, 220 days old, died Wednesday November 26, 2008. Born in 1893, she and her husband were the first to own an automobile in their area of Indiana. In 2007, Guinness World's Records declared her the oldest person on earth. She credited her longevity to education. Her family said she stayed active and was still walking at 113 years of age. At her 114th birthday party, Parker joked she "probably knew George Washington".
Trivia: Edna Parker lived with another Guinness World's Record, she shared the same nursing home with 7'7" Sandy Allen, the World's Tallest Woman, who passed away earlier in August.