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99th birthday

Gladys Strain of Jacksonville, Ill., celebrated her 99th birthday at her lake home with family and friends.

She was born Sept. 13, 1914, in Roodhouse, Ill., and has been a summer resident of Lake Ossawinnamakee for more than 50 years.

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She is the mother of three children: John Strain or Murrayville, Ill., Charles Strain of Roodhouse, Ill., and Ann Sopk of Wood Dale, Ill. She has seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Her favorites are birds and reading.

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