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by: Chuck Garst
Frances Ernestine Garst (née Plain; 16 July 1906 – 28 December 2017) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated.
Garst was born in Sacramento, Kentucky, on 16 July 1906, to Onis Washington and Annie Woodburn Plain. In the late 1920s, she moved to Detroit where she worked for Chrysler making hubcaps. She married her husband, Gertie Franklin "Frank" Garst, in 1930. They worked together until 1933, when they moved back to Sacramento. The couple had no children, and Frank died in 1957.
Garst died in Calhoun, Kentucky, on 28 December 2017 at the age of 111 years, 165 days.
Ernestine Garst Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center, October 2014
McClean Co. Woman Credits Long Life To God And UK Wildcats Lex18.com, 17 July 2015
McLean Co. Woman Celebrates 111th Birthday Tristate Homepage, 14 July 2017
There were a lot of birthdays happening across the Tri-State today. But in McLean County, a remarkable woman celebrated a remarkable milestone.
Ernestine Garst turns 111 years old.
"Every year it becomes more special," says T.L. Plain, Garst's nephew.
A special day for a special woman, celebrating a special milestone.
"I'm feeling pretty good for 111," Ernestine says. "I don't know of anyone that's lived that long."
Garst says she was impressed by the well-wishers who celebrated her 111th birthday.
"That's a miracle too that people would come out and see me. I didn't think there would be anybody here," she says.
"We're probably more appreciative of the turnout than Aunt Teen can even realize," adds Plain.
The woman, many know as aunt teen, is living through her 19th president, and lived many historic events. She doesn't miss a chance to vote or miss a chance to root for UK. She credits a higher power for her longevity.
"Well, the lord. I just give some credit to the lord," says Ernestine.
Plain says every birthday gets more special and more remarkable for everyone who knows and cares about her.
"This is a special, special day for us," he says. "We know we put a little pressure on Aunt Teen, but she handles it better than we do."
Within all the gifts, treats, and gifts of compassion, Ernestine says she's glad for experiencing this special day.
"I thank them for thinking about me. I appreciate it," says Ernestine.
(This story was originally published on July 14th, 2017)