Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, Ohio, died at 92 on April 12. Kenneth Felumlee her 91-year-old husband, died the next morning.
According to the Zanesville Times Recorder, Kenneth had his leg amputated 2.5 years ago due to circulation problems. Ever since then, Helen became his main caretaker. She continued to look after him until three weeks before her death, when she grew too frail to care for him.
The two hadn’t slept apart in 70 years, the family said. Once many years ago the two took an overnight ferry that had bunk-beds, and decided to both sleep on the bottom bunk instead of sleeping apart a single night.
Their son, Dick Felumlee, said both of his parents died of old age, surrounded by family.