Ethel Boltz
Ethel Boltz
Birth: 2 December 1903
West Virginia, United States
Death: 1 April 2016
West Virginia, United States
Age: 112 years, 121 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ethel Jane Boltz (née Shimer; 2 December 1903 – 1 April 2016) was a validated American supercentenarian.


Ethel Boltz was born Ethel Shimer on a farm in Calhoun County, West Virginia on 2 December 1903. Her parents were Sherman & Mary Shimer. She had eight other siblings. On 28 July 1928, she married Emmanuel Boltz. The couple had two children in total, both sons. She worked as a farmer.

According to Boltz’s family, the secret to her longevity is that everything she ate was home-produced ecologically on her farm. Her younger brother James Harold Shimer lived to be 100 and passed away in June 2015. One of her sisters is still alive at the age of 96.[1][2]

Ethel Boltz died in West Virginia, on 1 April 2016, at the age of 112 years, 121 days.[3]


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