Oldest College Graduate Dies at 105

A Kansas woman who became national news when she graduated from college at the age of 95 has died.

Nola Ochs died Friday at a senior living home in Dodge City at the age of 105. The Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore says her funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Dodge City, with burial in Jetmore.

Ochs earned a general studies degree with an emphasis in history from Fort Hays University in 2007. At the time, the Guinness World Records said she was the oldest college graduate in the world. She then earned a master’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration on history in 2010 at the age of 98.

She continued taking classes until age 100 before returning to her family’s farm near Jetmore.