World’s oldest woman dies at age 116

Posted at 8:54 AM, Dec 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-05 15:06:30-05

The world’s oldest person has passed away.

Besse Cooper died yesterday in Georgia at the incredible age of 116!

Cooper’s son says his mom was fighting a stomach virus days before her passing.

Cooper was born in Tennessee and moved to Georgia during World War I to become a teacher.

The record for oldest person alive now goes to a 115 year old woman living in Iowa.