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Rosalee King (center) celebrated her 105th birthday surrounded by family and friends at her home in Lifsey Springs on Dec. 4, including her sisters Virginia Brooks (left) and Helen Ward.

Rosalee celebrates 105th birthday

Rosalee King has a legendary smile and sense of humor that could brighten any day and she recently celebrated her 105th birthday on Dec. 4 surrounded by family and friends, including her 102 year old sister Grace Ward and 96 year old sister Virginia Brooks. 

“Thank you to everyone who came to wish me a happy birthday,” she said. “I had a wonderful time turning 105!”

Rosalee grew up and raised her own family in Pike County and shared the news of her community through Lifsey Springs News, a column she wrote for the Pike County Journal Reporter for more than 33 years. 

Rosalee’s columns were compiled into a book titled, The Wit and Wisdom of Rosalee in 2009. 

Her name was shared worldwide when she and her siblings were earned  the Five Oldest Siblings In the World title which was recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018. They had a combined age of 490 years old in 2018 when the title was awarded to them. The story of the five siblings spread across the globe as various TV stations filmed them as they shared their testimonies and stories with viewers across the nation and beyond. In each interview, they emphasize the importance of love, family and faith in order to have a happy life. Their humor has also shown through in each interview and their inner joy shone. 

Even a newspaper in Munich, Germany – called The Local – shared the local sibling’s story with their readers. The news- paper had a readership of more than 100,000 in the city of 1.4 million people.

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