December 17th, 2012
01:36 PM ET

World's oldest person dies at 115

Just days after becoming the world's oldest person, 115-year-old Dina Manfredini has died at a retirement home in Iowa.

Manfredini's youngest granddaughter, Lori Logli, told CNN she understood her that her grandmother died in her sleep during the night.

Guinness World Records had declared Manfredini the world's oldest person just days ago.

On December 4, Besse Cooper, age 116, died at a Georgia assisted-living center.

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  1. DaRenda

    Dennis Richardson from Oregon has a new idea that I support. ARM the teachers. Give them & the innocent children a chance to become less than a sitting duck. Train the teachers how to use weapons, put the weapons in a VERY SAFE place in different areas of the school. Lock them securely, use a code, or have the teachers carry a key on their person. It worked in Israel, the teachers are armed & violent incidents decreased there dramatically. Please instruct & arm the teachers! Give them a chance to protect our children & themselves.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Well, if she's dead, then she's not the world's oldest person is she?

    Variations of this comment will be posted by at least a dozen other people, followed by a number of replies along the lines of "Dave just said that", etc. How do I know? Because that's what happened the last time this blog ran a story about the world's oldest person dying.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. octogenarian

    115 is too young she could've lived a far longer, fruitful life

    December 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AscouldbeExpectedAdramticRiseinAMERICANmotherhood

    US School Shooting 'Sparks Rise In Gun Sales'
    Parents of children at Sandy Hook school look to buy guns as sales of weapons rise across the US in the wake of the shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. AtrueNationalmentaldisorder

    Face it- American women and their spoiled middle class survivalist man childs are nuts.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    You go @ Joey! Im rootin for ya! Lol

    December 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini 74 ©™

      Hi, @ chrissy!
      No, no, I will not get down from my unicorn on the merry-go-round. Give the bad man another twenty-five cents and watch me ride.

      December 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shawn

    Nobody likes a quitter.

    December 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RIP

    Hope she's not burning alive in hell.
    How many Americans are burning in hell right now?
    No official stats are kept, and virtually everyone CLAIMS their lost loved one is in heaven rather than resting in peace. Obviously, a few must be mistaken.
    About 3 million Americans are currently rotting in prison as convicted criminals. How many Americans are burning alive in Hellfire right now? Any estimates?

    December 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Hmmm wonder how many should be? Always gotta be a dr. downer around dont there? Does anything good EVER happen in your life? The way i look at it, everyday you wake up & your pic aint in the obits its a good day! And a great day if you do somethin nice!

    December 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Sure. One day, some old lady left a message on my FB published ph. number. She said I had 2 emails from her in my FB advertised email box. I looked, and the only two emails were from "Lonely Housewives" and "Stay Harder Longer".
    What say you @chrissy?

    December 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    And, why don't you just go rip-on Israel some more instead of me? Sheesh.
    And this is the third time I've asked you about that message you left me.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Philip, i have never been on any facebook page of anyones. And the only email address i have ever known of yours is the one you posted on the blogs. 27tin4 i believe it was.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Just as ive posted my yahoo address on here many times. chrissy_02_26. Now you gotta beef with me you know where to send it!

    December 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Good nite, and do try to have a better day tomorrow!

    December 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Chrissy. You called me and left a message. (I have it saved) I simply asked you what 2 emails you were refering to. Several times I have asked, and several times you have refused to answer.
    And you might be the oldest living American to have "never been on FB". Really, it's hard to believe.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
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