Helvi Karki
Helvi Karki
Helvi Karki at the age of 110.
Birth: 7 December 1906
Erajarvi, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Death: 23 January 2017
Hameenlinna, Tavastia Proper, Finland
Age: 110 years, 47 days
Country: FinlandFIN
Unvalidated

Helvi Karki [Finnish: Kärki] (7 December 1906 – 23 January 2017) was a Finnish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest known person in Finland when she died.

Biography

Helvi Kaarina Karki was born on 7 December 1906 in Erajarvi, Pirkanmaa, Finland. She never married nor had children. Religion was very important to her throughout her life. She became the oldest person in Finland on 12 April 2015, then aged 108, following the death of 111-year-old Selma Tuominen.

Helvi Karki died on 23 January 2017 in Hameenlinna, Tavastia Proper, Finland, at the age of 110 years, 47 days. She was succeeded as Finland's oldest person by then-108-year-old Helfrid Eriksson.

References


Finland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna Runer • Unidentified • Unidentified • Unidentified • Leena Juhanantytar • Unidentified • Unidentified • Maja Gref • Unidentified • Maja Greta Hedeman • Unidentified • Pietari Heija • Unidentified • Lovisa VehmaskangasUlla NummelinMaria PalinAnders Johan Forss • Unidentified • Eva EnströmIsak SmedbergHedvig SateriMaria HolmbergMaria AhonenLeena LindqvistKajsa FellmanMaria TörnuddMaria KoskinenFredrika MännistöHeikki KämäräinenAlexander von StahlOlivia RosvallKajsa ForsstromEva BlomqvistMaria PekuriInes AchrenOlga ToivonenElina PeuralaAleksandra LindroosElisabeth RantamakiLiisa StrellmanAmalia WalleniusIda SaarinenMaria ValimakiMaria KumlanderAmanda RiihelaMathilda HonkaFanny NystromIda Virenius • Klaara Tyyniaho • Amanda Moksi • Maria Rothovius • Hedvig Göhle • Sigrid Viik • Hilda Hakkinen • Anna Hagman • Elsa Tilkanen • Aarne Arvonen • Viljo Kekola • Jussi Leskinen • Selma Tuominen • Helvi Karki • Helfrid Eriksson • Saara AhonenHelvi HarmaAstrid Qvist

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