On Aug. 28, 2017, Marjorie Baillio, a resident at Life Care Center of Centerville, Tennessee, celebrated her 102nd birthday.
Family and friends gathered with Baillio and her fellow residents to celebrate the occasion with cherry pie and music from the 1960s.
At 102, Baillio is still spry and active. She joins her family at the Centerville United Methodist Church on occasion and has a steadfast group of friends at Life Care Center of Centerville who play bridge together frequently.
Born in the Chicago area in 1915, Baillio has lived all over the United States. She married Harvey Baillio in 1935 in Farragut, Idaho, and the family lived in Texas for several years, where they raised three daughters. She now has three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Baillio has a talent for art and was an art teacher in her younger years, teaching children in elementary and middle school. She continued painting prolifically until recently and especially enjoyed doing oil paintings of people.
“I enjoyed seeing my old friends the most of all at the party,” said Baillio. “I hadn’t seen them in some time.”
“I hope to have at least a few more birthdays,” she added.