SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Edna Scott Parker, who is said to be the oldest living person in the world, has died at age 115 in Indiana, her family said.
Parker died Wednesday at Heritage House Convalescent Center in Shelbyville, Ind., where she lived for more than a decade, the Shelbyville News reported Thursday.
Her family was called to the nursing home Tuesday morning after nursing home personnel determined that Edna wasn't feeling well, said Charlene Parker, wife of Parker's grandson, Donald Parker.
She was responsive Tuesday evening before falling asleep.
"We had lots of prayers with grandma; the nursing home let us come and go as we needed to. Grandma was very comfortable," Charlene Parker said, adding the family was grateful for Edna's peaceful death.
"She has always been with us," Charlene Parker said, "and I guess that we somehow thought she would live forever."