- Associated Press - Sunday, October 2, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Friends and neighbors help the woman who may be Nebraska’s oldest resident celebrate her 110th birthday.

Thelma Sutcliffe was born in Omaha in 1906 when Teddy Roosevelt was president.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cVZmkR ) the secret to her longevity is a combination of good luck in surviving breast cancer twice, good genes and smart choices like never smoking.

Sutcliffe has outlived her husband by 45 years and never had children. Her closest relatives, a nephew and his wife ages 89 and 92, attended Saturday’s party.

E.A. Kral with the Nebraska Health Care Association Sutcliff is likely the oldest Nebraskan.

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