Anna Stys
Anna Stys
Birth: 24 July 1908
Zapcen, German Empire (now Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)
Death: 1 July 2020
Chojnice, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Age: 111 years, 343 days
Country: PolandPOL

Anna Stys [Polish: Styś] (née Rudnik; 24 July 1908 – 1 July 2020) was a Polish supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Anna Rudnik was born in Zapcen, German Empire (now Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland) on 24 July 1908. Her parents were Piotr Rudnik and Elzbieta (née Orzlowska) Rudnik. She had nine siblings.

In the interwar period, she studied in Koscierzyna. There, in 1925, she first graduated from the School of Economics, and then in 1927 from the School of Industry and Commerce.

She married Jozef Stys in 1933. Her husband Jozef, as a military training instructor, was arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo in Chojnice at the beginning of the war. Thanks to Anna's efforts, he was released from prison together with a friend. He had to flee to the General Government with forged documents. He took part in the resistance movement. He died in 1941 during the war in Jaslo in the present-day Podkarpackie Province.

After the World War II, she settled in Chojnice and worked as an inspector of the Rural Housewives' Clubs of the Peasant Self-Help Union, later in the casino of the 31st Armored Artillery Regiment, and as an office position in Zaklady Rybne.

In retirement, from the 1970s, she helped raise her beloved nephew Eugeniusz. She cultivated an allotment garden. She worked on the plot until the age of 96.

Anna Stys died in Chojnice, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland on 1 July 2020 at the age of 111 years, 343 days.


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