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She and her husband, Fred, were married for 55 years, until he died in 1988. They had three children: Patricia, 83, who lives in Washington, D.C.; Kenneth, 78, who lives in Wilmington; and Jerry, 81, who died in June.
She also has 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She lives on the Gerber Farm near the farm of former Ohio governor, U.S. representative and presidential candidate James Cox.
Gerber was born on Nov. 12, 1912 in Mowrystown, Ohio, and she still recalls helping her father, a mail carrier, deliver fresh milk to the local residents in his Model T. They dropped off racks of eight bottles on the porches at night when it was cooler because no one had refrigeration.