World's Oldest Woman Dies at 114

The world’s oldest woman died today — just six days short of her 115th birthday.

Eva Morris had attributed her longevity to whiskey and boiled onions.

She died peacefully in her sleep at the Autumn House Nursing Home in central England.

The home’s matron says Morris was well right up to her last night.

Record Holder

Born in England in 1885, Morris was widowed in the 1930s. She lived in her own apartment until she was 107.

Her only child died of cancer in 1975 at the age of 62.

Morris’ death comes a week after Britain’s oldest man, former Royal Engineer Bill Lee, died at 108.

Morris was recognized as the oldest woman in the world by the Guinness Book of Records in March.