Bertha Fry, World's 3rd Oldest Person, Dies in Muncie

By Mike Green

June 18, 2010 Updated Nov 15, 2007 at 12:16 PM EDT

Muncie, Ind. (AP) - A Muncie woman who was considered the world's third oldest person has died at the age of 113.

Bertha Fry died yesterday at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. The cause of death was listed as pneumonia.

Fry was born on December 1st, 1893, in Switzerland County in
southeast Indiana. She attended Hanover College and was a school
teacher. She had been living in a Muncie retirement community since

Her daughter, Barbara Money, says Fry's mind remained sharp until the end.

In April, Fry traveled to Shelbyville to visit with Edna Parker, who at 114 is now listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person.

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