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America's oldest worker, 106, dies in Kansas

QUINTER, Kan. | Waldo McBurney, who was designated as America's oldest worker, has died. He was 106.

The Hays Daily News reported that McBurney died Wednesday at the Gove County Medical Center in Quinter.

McBurney gained fame in 2006 when he was named America's oldest worker by the Washington-based Experience Works. But he had already seen his share of the spotlight as an award-winning athlete in senior games.

Over the years, he did various jobs including beekeeping. He wrote an autobiography, My First 100 Years, that was has gone through several printings. He was on national television countless times and featured in many national and local newspapers.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Quinter.

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