Roma Kiser, a resident of Piqua Manor, turned 104 years young on Tuesday. Two years ago, at age 102, her doctor told her she should not be living alone any longer. After much prayer, Kiser said, "I decided to go to the nursing home."
Her eyesight is not good and she has a little problem hearing, but easily maneuvers down the hallways of the Manor with a walker.
The native of Champaign County is the mother of twelve children, 7 of whom are still living. Her youngest child, Raymond, of Piqua is age 63.
Kiser spent many years as a cook at numerous restaurants in Piqua and St. Paris, to include the Palm Grill, M&M Cafe, and the Piqua Elks Club.
Roma told Newscenter 7's Steve Baker that she would rather give than to receive; she loves people, does not complain, and obviously is not a quitter.
Kiser said, "God still has work for me to do."
Nursing home employees say, "She is an inspiration."
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