GNADENHUTTEN -- Stella George of Gnadenhutten celebrated her 99th birthday Dec. 28, 2009.

She was born Dec. 28, 1910, near Birmingham, to the late Wilbur and Mary Beal.

Mrs. George has hand stitched dozens of quilts, pillows and wall hangings which she has given to individuals and groups in the Birmingham area.

Mrs. George and her late husband, Arthur C. George, have five children, Lucille Tobin, Harold George, Shirley Emler, Carol Beal and Linda Adkins.

They are blessed with 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. George makes her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Floyd Tobin, where cards and well wishes may be sent to 344 Walnut St., Gnadenhutten, OH 44629.