Zeta Wittman
Zeta Wittman
Birth: 15 June 1900
Gilmore City, Iowa, United States
Death: 24 June 2010
Hobart, Indiana, United States
Age: 110 years, 9 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Validated

Zeta E. Wittman (née Collins; 15 June 1900 – 24 June 2010) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Biography

Wittman was born as Zeta Collins in Gilmore City, Iowa, USA, on 15 June 1900. She was the second child of Joseph and Catherine Collins. After graduating from Tobin College at the age of 17, she became a teacher and worked in a one-room school. She married Howard Wittman in 1925 and had three children together: Nelson, Charles and Zeta. Before settling in Hobart in 1945, the family lived in Dayton, Ohio, Paris, Texas, and Gary, Indiana. Howard died in 1976.

Wittman stopped driving at the age of 93. When she was 103 years old, she wrote a book for her family titled My First Hundred Years, about her experiences throughout the 20th century. That same year, she moved in with her daughter Zeta and her son-in-law.

Zeta Wittman died in Hobart, Indiana, USA, on 24 June 2010 at the age of 110 years, 9 days.

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