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Bertha Lilly
Bertha Lilly
Birth: 9 September 1896
Durand, Michigan, USA
Death: 30 December 2007
Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA
Age: 111 years, 112 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Bertha Mary Lilly (neé Cooney; 9 September 1896 – 30 December 2007) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest known person in the US state of Michigan and the 44th oldest person in the world at the time of her death.


Bertha Mary Lilly was born as Bertha Mary Cooney, one of eight children born to Patrick Henry Cooney and Margaret Anne (neé Hynes) Cooney, in Durand, Michigan, USA, on 9 September 1896. Bertha married Charles Joseph Lilly on 2 September 1920. The couple had six children. She had 44 grandchildren, 104 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Bertha Lilly died in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA on 30 December 2007 at 111 years, 112 days. Her sister, Elizabeth Lynd (4 November 1889 – 30 October 1994) lived to 104 (nearly 105).