Eufaula woman celebrates turning 105


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Eufaula Mayor Selina Dornan presents a proclamation to Ida Jones who turned 105 on Aug. 3.
Eufaula Mayor Selina Dornan presents a proclamation to Ida Jones who turned 105 on Aug. 3.
Updated: 8/16/2013 11:48 pm Published: 8/16/2013 8:09 pm


More than a century ago, an Oklahoma woman was born and is still living to tell her story in Eufaula.

"I'm also blessed to have my mind for such an age 105," said Ida Jones.

On Aug. 3, Jones turned 105 and is celebrating her birthday with another friend, Christine Harkey in Eufaula Manor, who will turn 100 on Monday.

On Friday, Mayor Selina Dornan recognized Jones and Harkey for their dedication to their community and family.

Dornan presented the women with a proclamation, “Whereas, Ida gives all the credit to the Good Lord and feels she has been continually blessed in her family by all of her grandchildren and continued support from her family," said the proclamation.

The proclamation states Jones lived most of her life in Rentiesville, Okla., moved to Topeka Kansas, and back to Rentiesville before moving into Eufaula Manor. She has six children.

Dornan recognized Harkey's life in the proclamation, "Christine Carroll Harkey has been a model citizen, devoted to her family and to her community, and whereas, she has touched the lives of many and is always willing to share a smile."

Harkey spent her life in Eufaula.

Employees at Eufaula Manor had a birthday party for the women Friday.

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