Jo Alice Stultz with her five children

Jo Alice Stultz, a resident at The Veranda Assisted Living at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, celebrated her 100th birthday on June 14, 2018.

 

Stultz was honored to have not one, but two, birthday parties.

 

The first celebration, on her actual birthday, was provided by Hearth Hospice. Family and associates of The Veranda and Hearth Hospice celebrated with cake, ice cream, balloons and a crowning ceremony.

 

On June 16, Stultz’s family hosted another party at The Veranda for friends and extended family. They gave her a stunning bouquet of 100 pink roses!

 

Born in 1918 in Rising Fawn, Georgia, Stultz graduated from Sale Creek High School and then attended McKenzie Business School in Chattanooga, graduating in 1937. She worked for J.H. Allison and Company, as well as Alan Phillips Jewelry and the Fabric Shop in Dayton.

 

Family has always been important to Stultz. She and her husband, Hubert Stultz, had five children: Eric, Neil, Rob, Laura and Jill. Over the years, her family has grown to include five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Today, Stultz enjoys music, especially classical and gospel. She is an accomplished pianist and violinist and enjoyed gardening and sewing in her younger days.

 

Stultz attributes her 100 years to “clean living and exercise.”