Friday, May 27

Little sister celebrates with sisters of 104, 102 years

After 100 years, Frances Kompus is still trying to catch up with her older sisters.

Kompus celebrated his 100th birthday on November 11. Sisters Julia Kopriva, who turned 104 in early November, and Lucy Pochop, who turned 102 in June, helped celebrate the celebration.

In all, about 50 people joined Kompus at the party at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the northwestern city of Kansas. It is the same church that they grew up attending, were baptized and confirmed in, and each one married throughout the years. “I loved it,” Kompus said during an interview recently. “It was a good party.”

Growing up on a farm in Beardsley, Kansas, with two older sisters, Kompus always had company. She recalled sometimes having to “run to keep up with her sisters” on the two-mile walk to school. “I always did what they did,” Kompus said. “Sometimes that worked and sometimes it was fun.”

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