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Clara Cedeno Tello
Clara Cedeno Tello
Birth: 12 August 1906
Llano Bonito, Herrera Province, Panama
Death: 11 January 2020
Chitre, Herrera Province, Panama
Age: 113 years, 152 days
Country: PanamaPAN

Clara Cedeno [Cedeño] Tello de Saavedra (12 August 1906 – 11 January 2020) was a Panamanian supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She became the oldest living person in Panama on 6 June 2017, following the death of 113-year-old Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano. She is also the oldest validated person ever from Panama.


Clara Cedeno-Tello was born in Llano Bonito, Herrera Province, Panama on 12 August 1906. She was the daughter of Tomas Cedeno and Manuela Salvadora Tello. She had two older siblings: Miguel Cedeno and Saturnina Cedeno. Cedeno Tello married Elias Saavedra, but never had any children.

Cedeno-Tello became the oldest known living person in Panama on 3 July 2018, following the death of 112-year-old Maria Mercedes Arrocha Graell. Her age was validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) on 10 September 2018, making her the second validated supercentenarian from Panama.

In September 2019, at the age of 113, she was recognized as the oldest voter of Panama, who had voted uninterruptedly in all the elections and consultations from 1994 to 2019. On 13 October 2019, she surpassed the age of Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano (1904-2017), becoming the oldest validated person who ever lived in Panama.

Clara Cedeno-Tello died in Chitre, Herrera Province, Panama, on 11 January 2020 at the age of 113 years, 152 days.



Panama's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Serafina Herrera de Sugasti • Guillermina Acosta Bilbao • Bienvenida Vergara Jaen de Cano • Maria Mercedes Arrocha Graell • Clara Cedeno Tello • Elvira Paredes • Marcelina ArauzDolores Maria Vazquez