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Saara Ahonen
Saara Ahonen
Ahonen (left) with her great-nephew
Birth: 24 November 1909
Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Death: 29 May 2020
Hameenlinna, Tavastia Proper, Finland
Age: 110 years, 187 days
Country: FinlandFIN
Unvalidated

Saara Eeva Elisabet Ahonen (née Voipalin; 24 November 1909 – 29 May 2020) was a Finnish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest living person in Finland at the time of her death. She also was the last Finnish person born in the 1900s decade.

Biography

Saara Ahonen was born as Saara Voipalin in Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa, Finland, on 24 November 1909 to Vilhelm Juhonpoika (born 1881) and Eva Nieminen (1883–1964). She had two siblings. Aili Voipalin (born 1905) and Vilho Voipalin (born 1907).

Following the death of Helfrid Eriksson on 23 October 2018, Ahonen became the oldest living person in Finland. She celebrated her 110th birthday in November 2019.

Saara Ahonen died in Hameenlinna, Tavastia Proper, Finland, on 29 May 2020 at the age of 110 years, 187 days. After her death, Helvi Harma became the oldest living person in Finland.

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Finland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna Runer • Unidentified • Unidentified • Anna Kreetta WettainenLeena JuhanantytarLovisa LindholmErik StrömMaja GrefMaria FlinkMaja Greta HedemanMaria Helena FrimanPietari HeijaAnna Gavrilova KomonenLovisa VehmaskangasUlla NummelinMaria PalinAnders Johan Forss • Unidentified • Eva EnströmIsak SmedbergHedvig SateriAnders LindholmMaria HolmbergMaria AhonenLeena LindqvistKajsa FellmanMaria TörnuddMaria KoskinenFredrika MännistöErkki HelminenHeikki KämäräinenAlexander von StahlOlivia RosvallKajsa ForsstromEva BlomqvistMaria PekuriInes AchrenOlga ToivonenElina PeuralaAleksandra LindroosElisabeth RantamakiLiisa StrellmanAmalia WalleniusIda SaarinenMaria ValimakiMaria KumlanderAmanda RiihelaMathilda HonkaFanny NystromIda Virenius • Klaara Tyyniaho • Amanda Moksi • Maria Rothovius • Daisy Göhle • Sigrid Viik • Hilda Hakkinen • Anna Hagman • Elsa Tilkanen • Aarne Arvonen • Viljo Kekola • Jussi Leskinen • Aino Yrttimaa • Selma Tuominen • Helvi Karki • Helfrid Eriksson • Saara AhonenHelvi HarmaAstrid Qvist

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