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Sylvia Utz
Sylvia Utz
Birth: 9 March 1899
Ohio, USA
Death: 5 October 2009
Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA
Age: 110 years, 210 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Sylvia Utz (neé Booker; 9 March 1899 – 5 October 2009) was an American supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Sylvia Utz was born in Ohio, USA, on 9 March 1899. She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Booker and Clara Belle Newcomer. Utz graduated from grade school, but quit so that she could help her father care of her ailing mother.

Her mother died of tuberculosis at the age of 53, and her father at the age of 79. Her sister, Delcie Kress died in 1998 at the age of 109, her sister Viola Myers lived to 94 and her brothers were both in their 80s when they died.

She married Harvey Utz on 15 June 1918. The couple had five children. She and husband Harley Sr. were married 83 1/2 years unitl his death in November 2001 at the age of 103. On their 82nd wedding anniversary in 2000, they received a certificate from Guinness World Records for being the longest married couple.

She drove a car until she was age 98.

Sylvia Utz died in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA on 5 October 2009 at the age of 110 years, 210 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Ohio.