Six women crowned 'world's oldest siblings' with staggering combined age

Six sisters from Missouri, USA, are the highest combined age of six living siblings
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Introducing the world's oldest sisters - their combined age is sure to astound you.

Six women from Missouri, US, have been officially recognised by Guinness World Records for having the highest combined age of any living siblings. The Overall sisters' ages range from 88 to 101, adding up to a staggering total of 571 years and 293 days... and still counting.

The eldest sister, Norma, has made her home in Ohio, while the remaining five - Lorene, Maxine, Doris, Margaret and Elma - all live in Missouri. Over the course of nearly a century, these sisters have lived through an incredible array of historical events, from the Great Depression and World War II to the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite admitting to the occasional disagreement, Elma insists that she and her sisters "never stayed mad" at each other. They've maintained a tight-knit bond throughout their lives, often embarking on trips together wearing numbered shirts indicating their birth order.

Three of the sisters share July birthdays, so they typically gather every summer for a celebratory picnic, a tradition they started in their youth.

Six sisters from Missouri, USA, are the highest combined age of six living siblings
These siblings have lived through an incredible array of historical events -Credit:guinnessworldrecords/Instagram

Norma's son, Dean Jacob, commented on the record attempt, saying: "This record attempt has been an exciting time for these sisters who are all now in the twilight of their lives."

Janet Douglas, a lifelong friend of the sisters, added: "They are a close, intelligent and lively group of girls, who also doted on their only brother, Stanley."

Stanley, the elder brother of the record-breaking sisters, died tragically in a bicycle accident at 81, though this year he would have been celebrating his 102nd birthday.

"But for that unfortunate accident, we believe he would still be alive today," Dean added.

Speaking about her aunts' momentous recognition, Stanley's beaming daughter Gail Agers said to KMOV: "I think he would be thrilled with it. Yes, and very proud of all of his sisters because they all meant the world to him."

After news of the record was posted on Instagram, their fascinating tale has resonated with tens of thousands, earning more than 36,000 likes and sparking numerous comments.

One person wrote: "God bless their soul and may they continue to live much longer." Another expressed: "So precious and heartwarming." And a third person cheekily commented: "Bet they stayed away from men and drama."