Maria Arnou-Verkeyn
Maria Arnou-Verkeyn
Birth: 10 April 1896
Zedelgem, West Flanders, Belgium
Death: 30 December 2005
Loppem, West Flanders, Belgium
Age: 109 years, 264 days
Country: BelgiumBEL
Centenarian

Maria Ludovica Arnou-Verkeyn (10 April 1896 – 30 December 2005) was a Belgian centenarian who was the oldest known person in Belgium at time of her death.

Biography

Verkeyn was born in Zedelgem, West Flanders, Belgium on 10 April 1896. Her parents were August Verkeyn and Eugenia (née Segaert) Verkeyn. She had five siblings.

She married to the carpenter Boudewijn Arnou in 1924. The couple had four children: Willy, Nelly, Suzanne and Simonne. She worked as milliner and had her own hat shop. She got widowed in 1975.

She lived independently until she was 95. After that, she lived with her daughter Simonne, and seven years before her death, she moved to the Maartenshove rest home in Loppem.

She became the oldest known living person in Belgium following the death of 109-year-old Victoire Ricaille on 25 August 2004.

Verkeyn died of a common cold in Loppem, West Flanders, Belgium on 30 December 2005 at the age of 109 years, 264 days. Following her death, 108-year-old Maria Annaert became the oldest known living person in Belgium.

References


Belgium's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Charlotte Cardinal • Marie RollandAnna VersluysSophie Lacompte • Maria Vleminckx • Marie Gomain • Norbertine Fourdin • Marie Vandermoesen • Isabelle Tack • Maria Vandewinckel • Maria Gorsen • Marie Delfairiere • Ignace Demol • Herlindis Goeminne • Theresia Van Den Broucke • Maximilienne Pierquain • Sidonie Hayez • Caroline Fievet • Francisca Cloet • Marie-Louise Van Hoorebeeck • Hendrik Bulterijs • Barbara SimoensTheresia De Petter • Adele Vandenbosch • Marie Salmon • Constant De Lichte • Helene Lebon • Marie PurnodeEugenie TecqmenneCatherine Baert • Marie Lambotte • Fanny Thonus • Marie-Louise Vandenbroucke • Denise Durel • Maria Devos • Marguerite Dewal • Sophie Leys • Maria Wintgens • Eugenie Boulanger • Emiel Carbon • Kamiel Steyaert • Flore Carpentier • Maria Serneels • Frans Meeus • Mathilde Hellemans • Edmond Van Cauteren • Arthuria Dascotte • Pieter HinnisdaelsClement De Vos • Rosalie Beetens • Marie Lambert • Leonia Bruyndonckx • Mathilde Pirlet • Octavie LipsL. V.Maria Van Sprengel • Ermenie Acoe • Elisabeth Demanet • Jules-Leo Neijrinck • Maria Irma Casteur • Catharina Ververs • Marie De Ruyver • Joanna Deroover • Anne-Marie Vandermersch • Louis Marion • Victoire Ricaille • Maria Verkeyn • Maria Annaert • Irma Van de Voorde • Marcelle Droogmans • Romanie Pollet • Bernardina Van Dommelen • Gabrielle Demets • Adrienne LedentGermaine Degueldre • Fanny Godin • Anna De Guchtenaere • Alicia Corveleyn • Fernande De Raeve • Madeleine DullierElisabeth De ProostMarietta BouverneMaria Van Hool

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