Ohio couple married 70 years die just hours apart

From The New York Daily News: 

They held hands at breakfast, even after 70 years of marriage.

And when Helen Felumlee left this life at the age of 92, her beloved husband followed in her footsteps less than a day later.

“We knew that when one went, the other was going to go,” daughter Linda Cody told the Zanesville Times Recorder in Ohio. “We wanted them to go together, and they did.”

The couple, married as teenagers, were always inseparable, their children said.

Even in failing health, they stayed close together.

Kenneth had heart problems, and had lost a leg to poor circulation. Helen slept on the couch to be near him.

But she also began to suffer from frail health, and was confined to a hospital bed near the end of her life.

That was almost too much for Kenneth to bear.

“He would just reach out and grab her hand, but he would keep his head down because he coudn’t stand to see her hurting,” Cody said.

Helen died last Saturday morning. Kenneth passed a little more than 15 hours later.

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Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them … 

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