Deaths Elsewhere


Hazel Penniman Luther,

113, the oldest woman in Florida, died Friday at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where she was taken after developing a cold and high temperature.

Born Dec. 11, 1889, Mrs. Luther was the world's ninth-oldest living person, according to the Gerontology Research Group. At her 113th birthday party, she was asked if she wanted to live forever. "I think I already have," she replied.

Mrs. Luther attended Juilliard School of Music, then known as the Institute of Musical Art, and earned two diplomas in singing.

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