Lifelong Rock Island resident turns 103

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A woman who spent her entire life in Rock Island will reach a new milestone this weekend.

Elanor Roets turns 103 years old tomorrow. She lives at Friendship Manor.

The employees, her family and friends held a parade for her there in lieu of a birthday party.

Roets says her secret to longevity is staying positive.

“Living a good life I guess,” Roets said. “Just doing what everybody else does.”

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