Francis Thorp celebrates 100th birthday
Posted: 09/12/2012 at 1:15 am
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Thorp was born Sept. 13, 1912. She has lived in Cornerstone in downtown Elkhart for 13 years. She has a quick wit and is a wonderful resident who is liked by many. She attributes her positive attitude and clean living as the reasons for her longevity.
She says she doesnít know why she has lived so long, but hopes it continues!
She was born in Benton City, Mo. Her mother and father moved to Elkhart when she was only 5 months old. She was married for 25 years and worked for South Bend Hospital as a nurseís aide.