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Twins celebrate 100th birthday Dec. 15

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

On Saturday, Dec. 15, Vivian Updyke will be celebrating her 100th birthday with her twin sister, Violet Lehman.

These ladies have been described by their friends as ‘unforgettable.’Vivian and Violet are among the oldest living twins in the United States.

The sisters were born and raised in Wellsville. After graduating, they chose to further their education together, attending William Woods University in Fulton.

As this was over 80 years ago, education of any sort, let alone a college education was very seldom heard of especially for women.

“Both of these ladies are very spunky and have a zest for life,” said long time friend Jill Myers.

Vivian and Violet celebrated their 100th birthday at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Wellsville Dec. 15.

They continue to live independently in their own homes. Vivian has made her home in Wellsville and Violet lives in Atchinson, Kan.