Peterstown woman celebrates 101st birthday

Happy birthday, Frances Evans!
Published: Mar. 5, 2023 at 6:40 PM EST
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PETERSTOWN, W.Va. (WVVA) -In Peterstown, West Virginia, people gathered to celebrate Frances Evans. She is turning 101! Evans credits her long life to her diet of country food – much of which she grew herself. She says, if she could give any advice to people, it would be to get plenty of sleep and to be a friend.

“Be a good friend and neighbor to those around you. I think that means a lot. And I have plenty right here to prove it... with all these wonderful friends,” says Evans.

The party was filled with her friends – many of which have known Evans for their whole lives. They all told us Evans’ “glass half full” mentality has made her a friend to people all over.

“Every time I’ve been around her, I’ve never seen her negative with something. It’s always... giving you the positive side of stuff, and I think that’s probably... helped with her longevity of her life... You know, I mean, you can look at things any way you want to, but she seems to find the good in, in most people,” says Richard Allen, a friend of Evans.

Although she has lost many friends and family members in her life, her bright outlook continues to shine through as she makes new friends to this day.