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If you have a resident turning 100 or older, please let us know.  We will feature the resident in our monthly newsletter and here on our website.  Centenarians receive a Member Certificate to the Club and a bouquet of flowers. On their birthday each year thereafter, MHCA sends the Centenarian a birthday greeting.


Simply complete and submit the Centenarian Club application.

Please Note:  This is a Members-Only benefit. 






Welcome Burla Lillie (Hoffman) to the Centenarian Club who will celebrate her 105th birthday on June 2! She is a resident at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, MO.  Burla is widowed with four (4) children, seven (7) grandchildren, twelve (12) great grandchildren and six (6) great-great grandchildren!  She currently enjoys being around dogs, exercise, socializing and getting people together to listen to music.  In her youth, her favorite things were dancing, being around children, cooking, talking on the phone, quilting and playing Bingo.   Burla also owned multiple restaurants in Kansas City, including  having one of the first soft serve ice cream machines.


She attributes her longevity to working hard, not taking an early retirement, exercise and keeping a positive attitude towards life.  Her advice to others..."You never grow old until you give into it.  Don't worry about turning 40 or 50, just live and love it!"  


When asked about turning 105, Burla said, "I think turning 105 is wonderful.  I am still able to find all the wonderful things in life to appreciate."





Welcome Gladys Miller to the Centenarian Club who celebrated her 102nd birthday on May 20! She is a resident at Richland Care Center in Richland, MO.  She is widowed with four (4) children, fourteen (14) grandchildren, fourteen (14) great grandchildren and six (6) great-great grandchildren!  She has always loved sewing, making handmade quilts and she enjoys walking and cooking.  


She attributes her longevity to the Lord.  She said, "God gave everyone a number when you were born and he lost mine years ago."  Her advice to others is to keep moving and stay active.  When asked about turning 102, Gladys said, "Lord have mercy...another year!"





Alma Loethen will celebrate her 101st birthday on April 12!  She is a resident at Jefferson City Manor in Jefferson City, MO.  Alma enjoys watching television and reading the Bible.  Her favorite things at the facility are social events and exercises. When asked what she attributes her longevity to she said, “I am just living and doing as good as I can.”  Her advice to others is to always work hard.  When asked about turning 101, Alma said, “I am not sure what to think or why it happened.”



Help us wish Gladys Smiley a very Happy Birthday this month!  Gladys will be our oldest member of the MHCA Centenarian Club,  turning 108 on April 28, 2018!  She is a resident of Webco Manor in Marshfield.  She has a large family, growing to at least 27 Great-Great Grandchildren.  She attributes her longevity to eating well, keeping a clean body and living a simple life.  Her hobbies include writing poetry and sewing.  Her advice to others is to “Live a Godly life.”  






Help us wish Ruth Nyhoff a very Happy Belated Birthday! Ruth recently joined the Centenarian Club and she turned 104 on February 23, 2018!  Ruth is a resident of Delmar Gardens of Creve Coeur in Creve Coeur, MO.  


Ruth is widowed with one (1) child, two (2) grandchildren and six (6) great grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking and going to all her daughter's school events.  Currently at the facility, she enjoys visits from family and friends and listening to music.  She attributes her longevity to having good genes and her advice to others is to be happy.  When asked about turning 104 she was very excited and said she enjoyed her party very much!

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