PALM HARBOR – The family of Elberta Pictor gathered April 15 at Tiffany’s Restaurant in Palm Harbor in honor of her 100th birthday.
Pictor, who moved to the area in 1995, was an elementary school teacher for many years. She earned degrees from Eastern Illinois University and Valpariso University.
Her teaching career began in 1931 in a one-room classroom in Jasper County, Ill., where she occasionally rode a horse to work.
In 1941 she married Raymond Pictor and moved to northern Indiana where she continued her career in teaching. She and her husband later moved to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, before his death in 1988.
Pictor has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is an avid reader of history novels and prefers non-fiction. She maintains a house by herself and keeps in constant contact with out-of-state friends and relatives.