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By ANNE MARIE HUNTER
Kansas City Star 

Kansas woman, 103, defies dementia stereotypes

 

December 8, 2017



OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Dorothy Plummer is 103 years old and has been diagnosed with dementia, but someone forgot to tell her that meant it was time to slow down.

Plummer is the youngest of 15 children and a mother to three sons.

She's a dancer and harmonica player — and has been passionate about both since she was a child.

She's a lifelong Kansan with a true competitor's heart, which she showed in bowling a 171 game two years ago at 101.

That's also around the time Plummer was diagnosed with dementia (and her local bowling alley closed), but she continues to lead a full and active l...



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