Wit’s still life of party

Stella ‘Wit’ Buchecker (front, second left) celebrates her 100th birthday at the Merbein RSL with (front) Julie Buchecker, of Merbein, Wit’s 96-year-old sister Dot Mitten, of Bordertown, Barbara Pain, of Merbein, Finn Pain, 2, and Piper Pain, 7,  both of Mildura. (Back) Geoff Redman, of Merbein, Kathleen Bolvary and Joey Redman, of Mildura, Harry and Mikaela Redman, of Merbein, Lleyton Pain, 13, Graeme Pain, Rachelle Pain and Mariah Pain, 11, all of Merbein, Michael and Summer Pain and Willow Pain, 10, all of Mildura. Picture: Louise Barker

Stella ‘Wit’ Buchecker (front, second left) celebrates her 100th birthday at the Merbein RSL with (front) Julie Buchecker, of Merbein, Wit’s 96-year-old sister Dot Mitten, of Bordertown, Barbara Pain, of Merbein, Finn Pain, 2, and Piper Pain, 7, both of Mildura. (Back) Geoff Redman, of Merbein, Kathleen Bolvary and Joey Redman, of Mildura, Harry and Mikaela Redman, of Merbein, Lleyton Pain, 13, Graeme Pain, Rachelle Pain and Mariah Pain, 11, all of Merbein, Michael and Summer Pain and Willow Pain, 10, all of Mildura. Picture: Louise Barker

STELLA  ‘Wit’ Buchecker can’t believe she has turned 100 years old.

The Merbein resident celebrated the milestone with friends and family at the Merbein RSL on Saturday.

Among the guests were her daughters Julie Buchecker and Barbara Pain and her 96-year-old sister Dot Mitten, who travelled from Bordertown for the occasion.

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