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Ruth Fear
Ruth Fear
Birth: 8 December 1911
Lafontaine, Kansas, USA
Age: 110 years, 46 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ruth Fear (née Neer; born 8 December 1911) is an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She may be the oldest resident of the state of Washington since the death of Ruth Apilado on 15 August 2021.


Ruth Fear was born in Lafontaine, Kansas, USA on 8 December 1911. Her parents were Amos and Grace (née Allen) Neer. She had nine siblings, all deceased as of 2021.

She was married to Wilson Fear, who died in 1974. At some point the couple moved to Oregon and in 1951 to Zillah, Washington when her husband got a job in Hanford.

Her younger sister, Venus Lorene Boyer, died in 2015 at the age of 99.

Fear currently lives at the Just Like Home Resident Care facility in Sunnyside, Washington at the 110 years, 46 days.