I've never heard of her. I skimmed through one of the news articles; very sad.
However, there was one part that didn't seem right to me. They say that she showed no signs of brain activity during all of that time. That can't possibly be true because she was in a nursing home, not on a ventilator doing her breathing, so she must have had some brain function because it's the brain that is responsible for keeping your heart beating and lungs breathing, through signals.