Celebrating 101 years young

By on February 26, 2014

Grace McCoy is 101 years young.

McCoy celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 15 at Fairmount Homes with her family and enjoyed a slice of her favorite birthday cake, chocolate with peanut butter icing.

Her advice to everyone out there for a long life is “to keep very busy.”

McCoy was born in 1913 in Imler. She came to Lancaster to attend Lancaster School of Nursing and graduated in 1934. She is the oldest living alumni.

She married William W. McCoy and has one son, Richard. She spent many years on their family farm in Mount Joy and enjoys gardening, quilting, cooking and entertaining family and friends. She was a member of the Lancaster Garden Club and the Iris Club.

McCoy is a member of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown.

Grace McCoy celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 15. Grace celebrated her birthday with family and is shown with (left to right) her son Richard McCoy, granddaughter Laurie Fisher and her husband Wayne Fisher, daughter-in-law Suzanne McCoy, and great-grandchildren Jillian and Clay Fisher.

Grace McCoy celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 15. Grace celebrated her birthday with family and is shown with (left to right) her son Richard McCoy, granddaughter Laurie Fisher and her husband Wayne Fisher, daughter-in-law Suzanne McCoy, and great-grandchildren Jillian and Clay Fisher.

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