Oldest American Dies at 114

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The oldest person in the United States has died.

Mary Josephine Ray was 114 years and 294 days old hen she passed away March 7. She remained active until the end.

"She just enjoyed life. She never thought of dying at all," her granddaughter Katherine Ray said. "She was planning for her birthday party."

She was born May 17, 1895, in Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She moved to the United States at age 3.

Ray had two sons, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Her husband, Walter Ray, died in 1967.

The title of oldest living American now goes to Neva Morris of Iowa, who is 114 years old. Morris is still alert - she plays bingo, and sings nearly every day.

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