November 7, 1907 – January 3, 2023 – Reportedly, the oldest living person in Iowa – and possibly in the United States – at the time of her death.
Bessie Laurena Hendricks, age 115, of Lake City, Iowa, passed away on January 3rd, 2023 at the Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa.
According to gerontology.com:
Bessie Hendricks was born as Bessie Laurena Sharkey on a farm in Carroll County, a few miles southeast of Auburn, Iowa, on 7 November 1907. She was welcomed by her parents, Hugh, an immigrant from Ireland, and Mattie (Clark) Sharkey, along with older siblings John, David, Laurence, and Ethel. A younger sister, Anna, was born in 1910 after the family had moved in 1908 to a 160-acre farm two miles east and one mile north of Lake City in Calhoun County.
Visitation is Friday, January 06, 2023. Funeral is Saturday, January 07, 2023, 2:30 PM. Both in Lake City.