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Peoria woman celebrates 104th birthday

Peoria, Il (HOI) – Living to 100-years-old is impressive enough, but Tuesday, a Peoria woman is celebrating her 104th birthday.

Bea Rigdon was joined by friends at Lutheran Hillside Village for cake and well wishes.

While she has no secrets for living a long healthy life, her friends say her memory is still sharp as ever.

One of her best friends says for a good portion of their 17-year relation, he drove Bea to get makeup at the store. Lloyd Funk says it’s something she loves.

“We’ve had a lot of fun over the last 17 years and I’ve really enjoyed this lady,” said Funk.

Bea was too shy to talk on camera, but said she loved having her friends to celebrate.


Jenise Rebholz

Evening Anchor, Heart of Illinois ABC

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