Irene Dutton
Irene Dutton
Irene Dutton on her 111th birthday
Birth: 16 July 1906
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Death: 15 May 2020
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Age: 113 years, 304 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Irene Elizabeth Dutton (née Jones; 16 July 1906 – 15 May 2020) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest known living person in Michigan, USA.


Irene Dutton was born as Irene Elizabeth Jones in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, on 16 July 1906. Her parents were Fred and Elizabeth (née DeRider) Jones. She was the first of four children born to the couple. Her siblings were Helen, Elias, and Elizabeth.

On 8 January 1931, she married Edwin Dutton in Kalamazoo. The couple had two children and Irene was later widowed. She has two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She spent her whole life in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Dutton was the oldest known living person in Michigan since the death of 110-year-old Ella Marsh on 24 July 2016. She was validated by the GRG on 9 March 2019 and celebrated her 113th birthday in July 2019.

Irene Dutton died at her home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA on 15 May 2020 at the age of 113 years, 304 days. At the time of her death, she was the third-oldest living person in the United States, behind Hester Ford and Iris Westman.



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