Friends and family from around the world will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Kitty Westnedge on Sunday.
Kitty, of Royston Lane, Royston has lived in the village for 75 years and people from as far as Spain and New Zealand are coming to Barnsley for her big day.
She is known to many as she owned Westnedge's shoe shop and The Central clothes shop on Midland Road.
Roving Chronicle reporters Michael Parkinson and Don Booker would often hop off their bikes and pop in for news stories in the 1950s and 1960s, she said.
Kitty, was born in Barnsley Road in Cudworth before moving to Brierley and then Royston.
She married husband Harold in 1938 on Boxing Day at Felkirk Church. He died 14 years ago.
The snow was so bad the wedding party had to put shovels in the back of their cars, she said.
But after living through two world wars and having a new knee she is still as fit as fiddle, enjoying shopping trips to Cortonwood and Meadowhall with her daughter Susan, 63.
About 80 friends and family are attending her birthday bash at Burntwood, Brierley.
But, she will be off to Royston St John The Baptist Church, for the morning service beforehand and has invited the party with her.
Her godson, Les Briggs, 78, has flown over from New Zealand to mark the milestone and will going to church too.
"I'm looking forward to it, I'm seeing a lot of old faces," she said.
Kitty has two daughters, Susan, 63 and Jean, 73, as well as four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandson.