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Ohio church member, 106, credits her longevity to her spirituality


Lillie Varner of Marietta, 75, admires a quilt made by her friend Mary Niceswanger, 106. (Photo by Sharon Bopp via The Marietta Times)

The Marietta Times in Ohio reports a longtime member of the Sixth and Washington Street Church of Christ:

It’s hard to imagine that Mary Niceswanger of Marietta is 106 years old.
“I just can’t believe it myself,” Niceswanger marveled.
She also does not believe the fuss being made about her Aug. 2 birthday.
“I’m just a little old country girl,” she said.

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  • Feedback
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary! What a blessing and encouragement you are to us all! And God be praised for His great gift of life!
    Alan Henderson
    August, 22 2012

    Wonderful! Blessings on you Mary
    Mahlogonolo
    August, 23 2012

    It sounds like you have had a good life!!
    It is an encouragement to others.
    Barbara
    August, 23 2012

    Mary, you are a wonderful Christian example to all who know you.
    May God continue to bless you with good health and more years ahead. Also, “hello” to Lillie, another fine Christian example.
    Dorothy Wilkinson in Marietta,OH
    August, 24 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    KEEP UP YOUR GOOD EXAMPLE!!
    DARREL LEMON
    August, 24 2012

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