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The cherry on top: City resident celebrates 105th birthday

City resident Juanita Rothrock, who just might be the oldest resident in Bellefontaine and Logan County her family said, celebrated her 105th birthday Wednesday.

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JUANITA ROTHROCK

Her secret for enjoying such a long life? A love for cherries just might have something to do with that, her grandson’s wife Danese Davis said this morning.

“She swears that cherries have contributed to her longevity. She eats 10 cherries at every meal. She still has a hearty appetite.”

The family will celebrate Mrs. Rothrock’s birthday Sunday with a small gathering, complete with some of the six generations of her family.

“We love to just sit and listen to her talk,” Mrs. Davis said. “Her mind is still very sharp. She still gets around the house on her own with a walker, too.

“Her eyesight and hearing are going, but those eyes have seen a lot of things.”

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