Joan Tetchner, aged 99, is expected to receive a telegram from the Queen as she celebrates her 100th birthday with her family.
Jill Luxton, Mrs Tetchner’s niece, said: “My aunt can be shy and quiet at times but most of the time she is so smiley and happy.
“We’ve got a cake, balloons and all of the usual things ready for Wednesday. We’ve also ordered the telegram from the Queen.”
Mrs Tetchner worked at Boots on the Wicker during the Second World War when Sheffield was bombed. She has shared her memories with her family over the years, including the time she had to walk home in the pitch black after a bomb had taken out all of the lighting and transport in the city.
Mrs Tetchner has spend the past seven years living in Bridgedale House care home in Fulwood.
Her niece, Mrs Luxton, said: “I’m proud of the people there because they have kept her safe throughout Covid. She had Covid a month ago and she suffered very little from it at all. It's all due to their work that she has managed to get to 100.”
Following on from working in Boots, Mrs Tetchner became a teacher.