By Brenda Fike

Ledger Managing Editor

Edna DeVault, contributes her four "Fs" for living a long life.

DeVault, who celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday lives by the following: Family, Farming, Friends, Faith. "Those are my four Fs," DeVault said.

DeVault was born November 18, 1917 on the family farm. She grew up on the farm with her family until she married Francis Howard DeVault on May 1, 1942. "Then I moved five miles west," she said.

DeVault said farming was her life, expect when she attended college at the Kirksville Teacher's College and the University of Missouri-Columbia where she received her degree. She taught school for numerous years at Eugene Field Elementary School before her retirement.

As a resident of the King's Daughters Home, DeVault said she can watch the children play during recess at school she taught at for so many years. DeVault is also a longtime member of Helping Hand King's Daughters Circle.

DeVault is the mother of two sons, Don Wayne DeVault, who is deceased, and Charles Howard DeVault, Mexico. She has five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.