Chelsea Olms/News Geneva McCormick celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus. Family attended the party to celebrate with her, enjoying cake and ice cream. Pictured are, front row, from left, Barbara Tischer, Geneva McCormick and Art White; back row, Loren Tischer and Bill Grafeman.

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Geneva McCormick celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus. Family attended the party to celebrate with her, enjoying cake and ice cream. Pictured are, front row, from left, Barbara Tischer, Geneva McCormick and Art White; back row, Loren Tischer and Bill Grafeman. Request this photo

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MOUNT VERNON — A milestone was reached at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus Tuesday as Geneva McCormick celebrated her 102nd birthday, surrounded by family and friends. Guests enjoyed cake and ice cream.

McCormick was born May 1, 1916, and grew up near Dexter City, Sandi Brodbeck, CCRC activities coordinator told attendees. She graduated from Jackson Township’s high school in 1934.

In 1939, she married Hoy McCormick, and the two were married for nearly 50 years before his death. The couple moved from the Columbus area to Mount Vernon in 1996 and didn’t have any children. For many years, said Brodbeck, they spent their winters in Bradenton, Florida.

Before retiring, McCormick was a licensed beautician, working for almost 50 years. After Roy’s passing, McCormick moved into the CCRC. There, she spends her time socializing with the other residents. She also used to help make the Gingerbread houses at Christmas, and she even won awards and prizes for her creations, Brodbeck said. Though, as McCormick added, she didn’t do it alone, saying that Barb Snow, CCRC activities assistant, always helped her make them.

 

Chelsea Olms: 740-397-5333 or chelsea@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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