Daisey Bailey, who was 113 years, 342 days, died Sunday, enjoying only a few hours as the Oldest Living American. (Well, perhaps "enjoying" is not the right word).
Daisey became the Oldest Living American on Sunday morning when Mary Josephine Ray (of Westmoreland NH), who was then certified as the oldest person living in the United States, died at age 114 years, 294 days.
So now the title has passed to Neva Morris, of Ames, Iowa, at age 113 years, 216 days. Ms. Morris is understandably nervous.