At her home in Pottsdam, Minn., Anna Stoehr plays Scrabble with her son Harlan, 83, who is changing the hoses on her washer
Richard Tsong-Taatarii—AP
By Laura Stampler
December 23, 2014

The 114-year-old woman who gained notoriety for challenging Facebook’s age limitations died in Minnesota on Sunday.

Anna Stoehr died in her sleep following several days of hospice care, her son, Harlan, told the Associated Press. According to the Gerontology Research Group, Stroehr was Minnesota’s oldest and the country’s seventh-oldest verified resident.

She garnered attention nationwide this year after a local news outlet reported her attempt to join Facebook was slighted by the fact that she couldn’t put down her real age. Unable to list her birth year of 1900 since it was in the triple digits, Stoehr put down 99 but penned a letter to Facebook that outlined the dilemma.

“I’m still here,” she wrote. In response, her son said, Facebook sent Stoehr 114 flowers on her birthday.

[AP]

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