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Rachel Kohl
Rachel Kohl
Kohl on her 113th birthday in 2022
Birth: 28 June 1909
Pike County, Missouri, USA
Age: 113 years, 47 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Rachel Gertrude Kohl (née Branstetter; born 28 June 1909) is an American supercentenarian who is the oldest known person living in the U.S. state of Missouri. Her age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Kohl was born as Rachel Gertrude Branstetter in Pike County, Missouri, United States, on 28 June 1909. Her parents were Enoch Hall Branstetter (1876–1963) and Ruby Rachel Bratcher (1883–1979). She had six siblings: Esther Hall McDowell (1905–2003), Julia Kohl (1911–1997), Lucille Sturgeon (1915–2003), Georgia Warner (1917–2010), Frances Smith (1919–1997), and Asa "Lank" Branstetter (1921–2009).

She married Richard Henry Kohl in October 1935. He died in February 1991, after 55 years of marriage. In September 2017, she celebrated 90 years since graduation from the Van-Far/Vandalia High School. She celebrated her 110th birthday in June 2019.

Kohl currently lives in Vandalia, Missouri, United States at the age of 113 years, 47 days.