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Anna Rust
Anna Rust
Birth: 11 October 1889
Woodville TS, Ohio, USA
Death: 15 August 2000
Ohio, USA
Age: 110 years, 309 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Anna Maria Henrietta Rust (née Miller; 11 October 1889 – 15 August 2000) was a validated American supercentenarian.


Anna Rust was born as Anna Miller in Woodville Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA, on 11 October 1889. Her parents were John and Bertha Miller. In school, she was mainly educated in German language. She helped raising her younger brothers, in a house that her father built, until she was 28 years old. Rust was a Lutheran Christian.

On 16 May 1917, she married Otto Rust. The couple had one son, Luther. She took care of the household, gardening and farming. She was known in the neighbourhood for her cookies. She became a widow on 20 May 1970.

When she was 99 years old, she fell and fractured her hip. As a result, she moved to a nursing home. She ate her first pizza and went on her first airplane ride at age 100. In February 2000, her son Luther died. Her secret to longevity was farming. She also stated (on her 107th birthday) that she never worried about problems that were beyond her power. She neither smoked nor drank, and always ate healthy. She stated that she wouldn’t mind living to be 115 years.

Anna Rust died in Ohio, USA, on 15 August 2000, at the age of 110 years, 309 days. Her cause of death was congestive heart failure.