Kansas’s oldest resident Gertrude Stern of Overland Park celebrates 112th birthday

Gertrude Stern, who lives at a senior living community near 107th and Metcalf, recently celebrated her 112th birthday. Last year, when she turned 111, she was recognized as Kansas' oldest person living person. Growing up around the Kansas City metro, Stern spent her life raising kids and helping others through volunteering. Photo via the Stern family.

Living through two world wars, two global pandemics, the Great Depression and much more is no easy feat.

Yet, one Overland Park woman has done (and seen) it all.

Gertrude Stern recently celebrated her 112th birthday on Feb. 27, making her the oldest person living in the state of Kansas.