Celebrating our Centenarians!

Imagine navigating life against the backdrop of the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, two world wars, the Space Age, the Digital Age and many other historical events. The remarkable centenarians we serve at American Senior Communities possess a wealth of knowledge and are living historical treasures. 

What a privilege it is to share their amazing stories and valuable advice. We invite you to scroll through this photo album honoring some of the wonderful Centenarians that we are honored to serve at ASC.

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Marian Jeanette Scheiman Jacquay, senior in purple jacket and white t-shirt

Marian Jeanette Scheiman Jacquay

June 30, 1923


Marian Jeanette Scheiman Jacquay was born on 6/30/1923 to her parents Walter Scheiman and Freida Muntz in Fort Wayne, IN. Marian graduated from New Haven High School and worked at the age of 18 at Murphy’s in downtown Fort Wayne. She was always a sharp dresser, and her hair was never out of place. She loved to wear pink and lots of jewelry.

Marian would go on to marry Albert E. Jacquay while he was stationed with the Coast Guard in Flagler Beach, Florida. They were married on 6/16/1943 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In August 1944, Marian gave birth to her daughter Nancy (Jacquay) Fitzgibbons, then her son Albert Jacquay (Butch) in April 1950. Several years later, she had another two daughters, Justina Anne Jacquay Huhn in 1962 and Janette Irene Jacquay in 1966. During this time, Marian worked at Western Union for a time, then worked many years at JC Penney as a Product Service Manager, and finally, at Kohl’s in Northcrest where she then retired.

Marian volunteered for many years at Parkview Hospital. She was also an Auxiliary Member of the American Legion Post 82. Additionally, Marian was a member of Queen of Angels Church, where she helped with funeral dinners, sang in the church choir and served as a greeter during church services.

Together, Marian and her husband Albert once owned and operated the Park House Restaurant on Coliseum Boulevard, which opened in March 1969 and was renamed the Dog House. They were married 71 years before Albert passed away in December 2014. Marian and Albert loved doing many activities together. They had a camper located in Wolcottville for many years and enjoyed camping, fishing and sitting by the fires. They loved to square dance, especially in their early years. Marian was at one time a rollerette at the roller rink in New Haven at Bell’s skating rink. She also loved playing Bingo.

Marian had two brothers and one sister who passed away: Elmer Scheiman, Robert Scheiman and Betty Scheiman Houck. She currently has 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She loves spending time with others and candy. Marian always told us she knew she would live to be 100, and she did! Happy 100th birthday, Marian!

Centenarian Marie Hubbert in an ivory and blue floral blouse

Marie Hubbert

February 11, 1921


Family, friends and team members recently celebrated Marie Hubbert’s 103rd birthday at Springhill Village! Marie turned 103 years young on February 11th! Marie brings so much joy to our community with her infectious smile and warm presence. Born and raised in Jasper, AL, she's journeyed through life with grace, settling in Linton, IN before coming to Springhill Village. A devoted wife and mother, Marie's life has been filled with love and laughter. Her timeless advice for a fulfilling life is Faith, family, and puzzles! Here's to many more years of happiness and wisdom. Happy 103rd Birthday, Marie!

Marie Starewich

April 22, 1915


Marie Starewich enjoyed gardening, fishing, quilting and proofreading. She was a proofreader for a couple newspapers and loved this job. She kept busy throughout her life. To live a long life, she says you should work hard and keep busy.

Martha Bymaster

October 8, 1916


Martha was born in Lizton, Indiana. She graduated from Lizton High school in 1934. She grew up on a farm and as a young girl her father told her that she was not allowed to date until she was able to catch a chicken, kill it and fix it for dinner!

A mother of four, Martha has 10 grandchildren and “too many great-grandchildren to count." She loves her big family and says it has always been the most important thing to her.

Mary Bartlett

November 17, 1913


Mary Barlett is a 1930 graduate of Tunnelton High School. She took business courses in Bedford and was a manager of the Kroger store in Mitchell. Mrs. Bartlett loves cooking, sewing, gardening, square dancing and reading. Her advice for a long life is five ounces of red wine daily and to lead a good, clean life.

Mary Bird

September 20, 1918


Mary Bird is a loving member of the community, and she's always wondering about how others' days are going. She's an absolute joy to talk to and is always willing to tell a story from her life. She is truly loved by all.

Mary Comella

July 7, 1915


Mary Jane Comella was born in Indianapolis and has lived here all of her life. She has two children, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She worked during earlier years for her father at the Jardina Produce Company. She enjoys cooking, bowling, reading and traveling. Her advice for living a long life: “Stay active and just keep going.”

Centenarian Mary Hurt wearing a black and white floral dress and sitting in a wheelchair

Mary Hurt

April 2, 1919

Mary was born on April 2, 1919, in Summer Shade, Kentucky. She has lived in Wabash since 1944. She was married to her husband for 49 years, and together they raised five children.
Throughout her long lifetime, Mary has found joy in simple pleasures and pursued her passions with enthusiasm. For work, she did ironing and laundry for people. She also would do some gardening and housecleaning for neighbors when needed. When asked about her hobbies, she expressed her love for quilting, gardening and canning. She also loves to read her Bible and complete word searches, and she enjoys watching old comedy shows.
When asked her secret to her longevity, Mary credits living a wholesome and clean life. According to Mary, always dancing when there is music and enjoying the outdoors is helpful, too! As Mary celebrates another year of life, her resilience and joy serve as a reminder of the power of the human spirit. Her story resonates as a testament to the beauty of a life well-lived and the enduring impact of love, family and community.
Happy 105th Birthday, Mary!

Mary Langdoc

July 26, 1915


Mary Langdoc enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, visiting with family and friends, religious services and listening to music. She also loves animals. Her secret to a long life: take a multivitamin every day.

Mary McEowen

December 3, 1919


Mary McEowen is a funny and kind member of the American Village community, and she credits her longevity to enjoying every possible moment. She recommends that we all follow her lead on that. Great advice, Mary!

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