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Oldest American
Neva Morris, from Ames, talks to her grandson-in-law Tom Wickersham at Northcrest Community, Oct. 20, 2009, in Ames, Iowa. Morris has become the oldest person in America. (AP Photo/Ames Tribune, Nirmalendu Majumdar)

IOWA CITY (AP) - The oldest person in the United States has died at age 114.

Neva Morris died at a nursing home in Ames at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Morris' family says in a statement that she led a "long, charitable and wonderful life."

Only one of her four children, a son in Sioux City, Iowa, is still alive.

A staffer at the North Crest Community home in Ames says Morris' son-in-law was with her when she died.

Morris became the oldest living American on March 8, when a 114-year-old New Hampshire woman died.

Morris' son-in-law said in March that she had vision and hearing loss but was able to participate in limited activity at the nursing home.

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