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Beckwith Funeral Home Inc Jetmore

122 West Bramley
Jetmore, KS 67854
(620) 357-8331
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Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died - Monterey County Herald

Monday, January 09, 2017

Nola Ochs died Friday at a senior living home in Dodge City at the age of 105. Her funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Dodge City, with burial in her longtime home of Jetmore, according to the Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore.Ochs earned a general studies degree with an emphasis in history from Fort Hays State University in 2007. At the time, the Guinness World Records said she was the oldest college graduate in the world. She went on to earn a master's degree in liberal studies with a concentration on history in 2010, at the age of 98, and continued taking classes until age 100 before returning to her family's farm near Jetmore.When she earned her bachelor's degree, then-Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius presented her diploma and she was honored by the Kansas Legislature. She also did numerous television and media interviews.AdvertisementIn an interview with The Associated Press shortly before she graduated in 2007, Ochs said she was "just another student" and felt accepted at Fort Hays State."I don't dwell on my age," she said. "It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, it's just a number."Ochs' began taking classes at Dodge City Community College after the death of her husband, Vernon, in 1972. She then took classes at St. Mary of the...

Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died - Lincoln Journal Star

Monday, December 19, 2016

Nola Ochs died Friday at a senior living home in Dodge City at the age of 105. Her funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Dodge City, with burial in her longtime home of Jetmore, according to the Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore.Ochs earned a general studies degree with an emphasis in history from Fort Hays State University in 2007. At the time, the Guinness World Records said she was the oldest college graduate in the world. She went on to earn a master's degree in liberal studies with a concentration on history in 2010, at the age of 98, and continued taking classes until age 100 before returning to her family's farm near Jetmore.When she earned her bachelor's degree, then-Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius presented her diploma and she was honored by the Kansas Legislature. She also did numerous television and media interviews.In an interview with The Associated Press shortly before she graduated in 2007, Ochs said she was "just another student" and felt accepted at Fort Hays State."I don't dwell on my age," she said. "It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, it's just a number."Sign up for our daily news emailThe top headlines from JournalStar.com. Delivered at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday.Ochs began taking classes at Dodge City Community...

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Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died - Monterey County Herald

Monday, January 09, 2017

Nola Ochs died Friday at a senior living home in Dodge City at the age of 105. Her funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Dodge City, with burial in her longtime home of Jetmore, according to the Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore.Ochs earned a general studies degree with an emphasis in history from Fort Hays State University in 2007. At the time, the Guinness World Records said she was the oldest college graduate in the world. She went on to earn a master's degree in liberal studies with a concentration on history in 2010, at the age of 98, and continued taking classes until age 100 before returning to her family's farm near Jetmore.When she earned her bachelor's degree, then-Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius presented her diploma and she was honored by the Kansas Legislature. She also did numerous television and media interviews.AdvertisementIn an interview with The Associated Press shortly before she graduated in 2007, Ochs said she was "just another student" and felt accepted at Fort Hays State."I don't dwell on my age," she said. "It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, it's just a number."Ochs' began taking classes at Dodge City Community College after the death of her husband, Vernon, in 1972. She then took classes at St. Mary of the...

Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died - Lincoln Journal Star

Monday, December 19, 2016

Nola Ochs died Friday at a senior living home in Dodge City at the age of 105. Her funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Dodge City, with burial in her longtime home of Jetmore, according to the Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore.Ochs earned a general studies degree with an emphasis in history from Fort Hays State University in 2007. At the time, the Guinness World Records said she was the oldest college graduate in the world. She went on to earn a master's degree in liberal studies with a concentration on history in 2010, at the age of 98, and continued taking classes until age 100 before returning to her family's farm near Jetmore.When she earned her bachelor's degree, then-Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius presented her diploma and she was honored by the Kansas Legislature. She also did numerous television and media interviews.In an interview with The Associated Press shortly before she graduated in 2007, Ochs said she was "just another student" and felt accepted at Fort Hays State."I don't dwell on my age," she said. "It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, it's just a number."Sign up for our daily news emailThe top headlines from JournalStar.com. Delivered at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday.Ochs began taking classes at Dodge City Community...