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Orphea Mattsfield
Orphea Mattsfield
Mattsfield on her 110th birthday in 2021
Birth: 5 November 1911
Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, USA
Death: 21 November 2021
Litchfield, Minnesota, USA
Age: 110 years, 16 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Orphea Reca Mattsfield (née Potter; 5 November 1911 – 21 November 2021) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Orphea Potter was born in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, USA on 5 November 1911. Her parents were John Potter and Reca (née Vogelpohl) Potter. She grew up on a farm in Ellsworth Township. She had four brothers and one sister, all of whom are deceased.

She didn't complete high school, but later in life attended business training in Hutchinson and went on to work for the local U.S. Department of Agriculture office for 12 years.

She married Henry "Henny" Mattsfield on 31 August 1932. The couple had no children. They farmed the Mattsfield family farm until they retired in 1978.

After retiring from farming, the couple sold the farm and moved into a second home on the farm while sharing the farm site with Alan and Gayle West and their children, Megan and Abel.

The couple moved to Litchfield in 1997, where they resided at the Emmaus Place apartments. Henry died in July 2006, after almost 74 years of marriage. She lived at Ecumen of Litchfield.

Mattsfield died in Litchfield, Minnesota, USA on 21 November 2021 at the age of 110 years, 16 days.