A 115-year-old Iowa woman's granddaughter says the woman has died
less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world's oldest person.
Manfredini's granddaughter Lori Logli says Manfredini died Monday
morning. Logli wouldn't elaborate on her grandmother's cause of death. CBS affiliate KCCI-TV reports she was living at a care center just north of Des Moines.
lived at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston. Guinness World
Records confirmed she inherited the title of world's oldest living
person less than two weeks ago. Besse Cooper of Georgia previously heldthe title at age 116.
The Des Moines Register previously
reported that Manfredini was born in Italy in 1897 and immigrated to
the United States in 1921. She worked to help her family, including four
children, when her husband was injured while working at a coal mine in
Des Moines in the '40s. Manfredini continued to work in her 90s.
spokesman Robert Young says a Japanese man is believed to now hold the
title. Jiroemon Kimura was born on April 19, 1897, which makes him just
15 days younger than Manfredini. Young says Kimura, of Kyotango in
Kyoto, also is believed to be the second-oldest man in documented