Jela at the age of 102
|Birth:||15 March 1893|
Petrijanec, Varazdin County, Austria-Hungary (present-day Croatia)
|Death:||9 December 2001|
Petrijanec, Varazdin County, Croatia
|Age:||108 years, 269 days|
Jelena "Jela" Kranjcic [Croatian: Kranjčić] (15 March 1893 – 9 December 2001) was a Croatian centenarian who was the oldest living person in Croatia.
Jelena Kranjcic was born in Petrijanec, Varazdin County, Austria-Hungary (present-day Croatia) on 15 March 1893. She spend all of her life in Petrijanec and worked on the fields. She was able to walk at the age of 102 and, according to journalists, she didn't look like a woman who was more than 100 years old. At that time, she had 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. She was also able to read without glasses.
Jelena Kranjcic died at her home in Petrijanec, Varazdin County, Croatia on the evening of 9 December 2001 at the age of 108 years, 269 days. Last 30 years of her life she lived with her daughter-in-law, Josipa.
- U posjeti Jeleni Kranjčić, baki od sto i tri godine Varaždinske vijesti, 7 June 1995
- Umrla najstarija Hrvatica Monitor, 11 December 2001
|Croatia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Jela Kranjcic • Ruza Sertic • Unknown • Ivan Jaklic • Jerka Litovic • Nena Tolj • Ljubica Loncar • Lina Miljan • Ada Vitezic • Paulina Prodan • Izolda Krmpotic • Nina Valjalo • Andja Peric • Josip Krsul • Marija Bibulic • Andjela Sostaric