Doris Woodring
Doris Woodring
Doris Woodring at age 109.
Birth: 9 June 1910
Glasco, Kansas, USA
Death: 30 April 2021
Lake Ridge, Virginia, USA
Age: 110 years, 325 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Doris Woodring (née Benson; 9 June 1910 – 30 April 2021) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Doris Woodring was born in Glasco, Cloud County, Kansas, USA on 9 June 1910. Her parents were William Enoch and Mary Lucinda (née Williamson) Benson. She had seven siblings. She worked as nurse in Emporia, Kansas for three years after nurses training.

She married Joseph McDowell Woodring in 1935 and moved from Kansas to Virginia. Since then, she has been to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration, had three daughters, and traveled the country with her late husband, who died in 1990. She claimed having visited every state in the country together with her husband.

She has won three medals at the senior Olympics since she started competing in 2016. She was a Mexican Dominoes champion, a game played with number dominoes where the object of the game is to make a chain, or a train.

Woodring died in Lake Ridge, Virginia, USA on 30 April 2021 at the age of 110 years, 325 days. She was survived by three daughters Sharon Hunnicutt, Dianne Leone and Judy Leet, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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