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Ona Baceviciene
Ona Baceviciene
Birth: 10 January 1904
Vilkaviskis District, Russian Empire (now Marijampole County, Lithuania)
Death: 27 August 2014
Vilnius County, Lithuania
Age: 110 years, 229 days
Country: LithuaniaLTU
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Ona Baceviciene [Lithuanian:Ona Bacevičienė] (10 January 1904 – 27 August 2014) was an Lithuanian supercentenarian whose age is currently unverified by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Ona Baceviciene was born in the Vilkaviškis district in the Russian Empire (present-day Lithuania), on 10 January 1904. As a young child, she lived with her parents in Kaunas. During World War I she suffered from hunger and was constantly afraid of loud explosive bombs, one of which destroyed her parents' house. The house in which she lived was built in 1932.

Baceviciene had two sons: Antanas and Jonas. At the time of her 110th birthday on 10 January 2014, Antanas was still alive aged 68. She also had six grandchildren and ten grandchildren. On her birthday party, she was visited by Kaunas Mayor Andrius Kupčinskas, Kaunas Ona Club President Businesswoman Ona Balžekienė, Aleksotas elder Liukrecija Navickienė.

When asked about the secret of her longevity, Baceviciene mentioned the need to work hard, laugh and constantly ask God for health. No advice was given by a woman on diets or other healthy lifestyle hints. Reportedly, she was still interested in everything that was happening in Lithuania and the world. She could not read because of impaired vision, so she constantly listened to the radio.

Baceviciene passed away on 27 August 2014 at the claimed age of 110 years, 229 days. Her recipe for longevity was "work, smile and prayer".

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