115-year-old woman dies, was world's oldest person
Iowa (AP) - A 115-year-old Iowa woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world's oldest person, her family said on Monday.
Ms Dina Manfredini, who lived at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, died on Monday morning, according to her granddaughter Ms Lori Logli. Ms Logli said Ms Manfredini had been suffering from a fever.
Guinness World Records confirmed Ms Manfredini inherited the title of world's oldest living person less than two weeks ago. Ms Besse Cooper of Georgia previously held the title at age 116.
Ms Logli said her grandmother was known as a great cook who baked Italian bread every Sunday for her family, and meticulously made pasta by hand. She called Ms Manfredini a hard worker.