The supercentenarian had celebrated her 115th birthday at her residence, the Brighton Gardens of Omaha senior living center, last October, the World-Herald reported.
In the wake of Sutcliffe's death, Maria Branyas Morera, who was born in California on March 4, 1907, and currently lives in Spain, is now the oldest U.S.-born person in the world. However, Young said: "I'm not completely sure whether she decided to keep her American citizenship or not."
Young said Sutcliffe was known within his organization for her "positive attitude about living."
Noting that she had survived cancer twice in her life, he said that Sutcliffe never appeared to be "worried about anything."
"I think she basically just had a positive attitude about living," he said.