100 years old
100 years oldName: Ivy Rebecca Weant Krohn
Born: Jan. 31,1908 at home on Grubb Ferry Road
Parents: Charles Augusta Weant and Sarah Jane Winecoff Weant
Married to: Benjamin Franklin Krohn
Family: She had eight sisters and one brother, and one adopted sister and one adopted brother who were the children of her sister who died in childbirth. She has one daughter, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Church membership: Calvary Lutheran Church, Spencer, for over 90 years
Hobbies: Gardening, baking and crocheting
Key to living a long life: Strong belief in God, afternoon naps, hard work, eating fresh and home-canned foods, and an apple a day
Present address: Grubb Ferry Road, Salisbury
There will be a party for Ivy on Feb. 2 at Milford Hills United Methodist Church which will include a power point program of her life.
The Salisbury Post carried several articles about Ivy in the 1930s and ’40s, during her nursing and navy career.
After receiving her nurse’s training in Salisbury, her appointments included the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, N.Y. and the Red Cross Nursing Corps.
In the Aug. 31, 1942 edition of Salisbury Evening Post, a photograph of Ensign Ivy Weant shows her in dress uniform, the first North Carolinian to enlist in the U.S. Navy’s nurse’s corps and the first to apply for foreign service.