Stirewalt celebrates 100th birthday

  • Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:43 p.m.

Name: Mawsa E. Stirewalt
Present address: The Oaks at Town Center, Harrisburg
Local connection: Lived in China Grove since 1928
Born: Nov. 17, 1912, Catawba County
Parents: Edward and Texie Harris Elliott
Spouse: Berlin A. Stirewalt, love of her life, married for 72 years, died in 2000
Family: One daughter, Helen S. Moore (Roy) of Charlotte; two deceased children (infants); two grandsons, Eric and Brent; three great-grandchildren
Church: Oldest member of Mt. Mitchell UMC, Kannapolis
Profession: Worked at China Grove Cotton Mill 50 years
Key to a long life: Loving people
Mawsa celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 17, 2012 with a brunch given by her daughter at the Oaks in Harrisburg, with approximately 70 guests.

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