Mitoyo Kawate, the oldest person in the world, died on Nov. 13 from pneumonia. She was 114.
Born in 1889, Kawate worked as a farmer in Japan until she turned 100 years old. She survived exposure to radiation from the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II, and bore four children. The supercentenarian liked to sing and eat custard cakes.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Kawate as the oldest person alive two weeks ago when the previous record-holder, Kamato Hongo, died. Charlotte Benkner, 113, of North Lima, Ohio, is now the oldest living woman in the world.