Elva McKittrick
Elva McKittrick
Birth: 21 December 1900
Illinois, USA
Death: 10 August 2011
Arizona, USA
Age: 110 years, 232 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Validated

Elva McKittrick (née Matter) (21 December 1900 – 10 August 2011) was a validated American supercentenarian from Arizona.

Biography

Elva McKittrick was born Elva Matter in Highland, Illinois, USA, on 21 December 1900. Her father was a local businessman. She attended Illinois State Normal University and graduated as a teacher. She taught high school accounting and bookkeeping classes in Belleville, Illinois.

In 1924, Elva married Charles "Mack" McKittrick, who became an executive at IBM. The couple had two sons, and the family lived in nine U.S. cities.

When she was in her 80s, she lived independently and was still driving her car. She volunteered at a hospital as a candy-striper and also loved to play bingo.

At age 99 and at age 102, Elva underwent hip surgeries after falling and breaking bones. She came out of both surgeries fine and learned to walk again. At 107, she suffered a heart attack. She was expected to live three to five days and was in hospice care, but she bounced back.

One of her sisters Eunice Koch (1903–2005) lived to be 102.

McKittrick passed away at the Royal Oaks Lifecare Community, Arizona, USA, on 10 August 2011 at the age of 110 years, 232 days.

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