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A senior couple holds hands as they dance in a 2006 photo taken in Glasgow, Scotland.

Elderly couple dies holding hands after 62 years together

A Texas couple left the world last month the same way they began their relationship 62 years ago -- holding hands. 

Thomas and Delma Ledbetter, of Lake Jackson, died less than 90 minutes apart on April 21. KPRC 2 in Houston reported that the couple ended up in a nursing home after they fell ill within days of one another. Delma Ledbetter fell ill first, followed by her husband. 

“We got him over to the nursing home with mama,” the couple’s daughter, Donetta Nichols, told the news station. “They had pushed their little beds together, and mama was laying right there, facing him. She was asleep, and Daddy goes, and he reached over there, and he grabbed a hold of her hand, and he just laid there with her, and it was so sweet.”


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'They simply could not live without each other': Illinois couple die in the same hospital room holding hands just 40 minutes apart after 69 years of marriage

Couple dies minutes apart after 69 years of marriage

After 69 years of marriage, Teresa and Isaac Vatkin (pictured) died in the same Highland Park Hospital room in Skokie, Illinois, Saturday holding hands. Teresa, 89, died first. Forty minutes after the couple's hands were separated and she was removed from the room, 91-year-old Isaac died. Family members remembered the couple's legendary love and took comfort in knowing that they died together.


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North Dakota couple comes together despite tragedy, dies hours apart

VELVA, N.D.—When Arne Hjelmstad, 89, died Saturday night, his adult children decided to wait until the morning to tell his wife and their mother, Donna.

"We really believe he came to say goodbye or his angel came to say 'come with me,'" Burckhard said. "It made us feel better."

 

Burckhard said by the time family arrived and spoke with their mother about what had happened, she looked like a totally different person. A nurse explained that Donna was in the process of passing away. Donna died Sunday at age 85, just hours after her husband's death.

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Sad ending...  God Bless...

Pictured: The 97-year old twins who fell and froze to death outside of their Rhode Island home

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Martha Williams and Jean Haley, both 97, were found by police when a report was made around 8am on Saturday of a woman laying in her driveway in Barrington, Rhode Island.

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To have and to hold: Tear-jerking moment dying man, 92, is granted his last wish to hold hands with his wife of 66 years as the couple meet for the last time 

Dying man granted last wish to hold hands with wife of 66 years in China

A picture of an elderly couple holding hands in hospital beds has moved millions of people in China. The dying husband, 92, said it was his last wish to meet his wife, 95, before he went back home waiting to die, according to Chinese media. The man, surnamed Feng from Ningbo city, reportedly passed away two hours after the touching reunion. The couple, who had been married for 66 years, were both being treated at the Yingzhou People's Hospital in Ningbo.

 


'He could not live without her': Man dies oh a heart attack while trying to revive his wife of 31 years with CPR

Johnny Hatley dies while trying to revive wife Teresa with CPR

Johnny Hatley tried to revive his wife of 31 years, Teresa, when she collapsed at their home in New London, North Carolina on Sunday, but he had a heart attack. Authorities believe Teresa was already dead. Their daughters take comfort in the fact that they died together.



Til Death Do Us Part: Elderly Christian Couple Passes Into Eternity Just 20 Minutes Apart

De Lange-compressedPLATTE, S.D. — An elderly Christian couple recently passed into eternity just 20 minutes apart from each other.

One of the sons of Henry and Jeanette De Lange is sharing the couple’s story with the media, as he was there to witness his parents’ final moments.

Jeanette, 87, had suffered from Alzheimers and consequently lived in a nursing home since 2011. Henry, 86, visited her every day. They had been married for 63 years.

http://christiannews.net/2016/08/09/til-death-do-us-part-elderly-christian-couple-passes-into-eternity-just-20-minutes-apart/

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'Don't sweat the small stuff': Couple celebrate 82nd wedding anniversary in front of five generations of their family and reveal the secret to their happy union

 

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Nicholas and Rafaela Ordaz, of Tracy, California, said the secrets to a long, healthy marriage are respect, affection and not sweating the small stuff. They celebrated their anniversary this weekend.


'They were always deeply in love': Texas high school sweethearts married for over 74 years die just hours apart

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Leonard and Hazel Cherry's marriage spanned for over 74 years, but not even death could keep them apart. The high school sweethearts died within hours of each other last week.




Together until the end: Priest, 81, died embracing his 90-year-old wife as California wildfire ripped through their hometown

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The remains of Byron McKaig, 81, a retired Anglican priest, and wife Gladys, 90, who played the organ at his church, were found locked in an embrace in the back yard of their California home.

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Kentucky high school sweethearts who were married for 73 years pass away just two minutes apart

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Bill Wilson, 93, and Lillian Kerr Wilson, 89, were both Alzheimer's patients and lived in separate nursing homes. But their son said, despite communication problems, they could still read each other.


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Love that will break your heart: 92-year-old man serenades his dying wife with a love song in tear-jerking video

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3243440/92-year-old-man-serenades-blind-dying-wife-love-song-tear-jerking-video.html#ixzz3mwnCk7mq

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'Close your eyes, I'm coming with you': Devoted husband's last words to his dying wife - just hours before he died by her side of a broken heart 

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NFL legend Doug Flutie's parents both die of heart attacks one hour apart 

NFL legend Doug Flutie paid a touching tribute to his parents today, after the couple died just one hour apart from each other.

Richard and Joan Flutie died on Wednesday morning after 56 years of marriage.

Their son, the former Boston College star, announced the deaths on Facebook in a heartfelt message about his parents' lives together.

'My Dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and my Mom, less than an hour later had a sudden heart attack and passed away,' Flutie posted online.

 

Former NFL star Doug Flutie shared via Facebook that his mother and father, Richard and Joan, both died of heart attacks an hour apart on Wednesday, November 18
The couple had been married for 56 years

Former NFL star Doug Flutie (left) shared via Facebook that his mother and father, Richard and Joan (right), both died of heart attacks an hour apart on Wednesday, November 18

Richard 'Dick' and Joan Flutie had been married for 56 years when they both passed on Wednesday


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3324603/They-say-die-broken-heart-believe-NFL-legend-Doug-Flutie-s-parents-die-heart-attacks-one-hour-apart.html#ixzz3rwplHAf4 

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Did not last for years and years, but true love... VERY SAD STORY
Widow of David Stevens, slain by Thomas Johnson kills herself

The widow of a jogger who was brutally hacked to death by a machete-wielding schizophrenic in a random attack three weeks ago has committed suicide. At the time, Patti Stevens, 54, told local newspapers she was 'lost' without David, 'the love of her life' and husband of 25 years. He was killed by 21-year-old Thomas Johnson, a mentally ill former football player, as he ran along the popular White Rock Creek Trail in Dallas on the morning of October 12.

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'The moment Mom passed, daddy grasped his chest': Devoted husband dies just hours after beloved wife of 72 YEARS


Couple Married Nearly 62 Years Held Hands Until the End, Died Just Hours Apart: ‘It’s a True Love Story’

A California couple married for nearly 62 years spent their final moments together. (Image source: Screen grab via KFSN-TV)

A California couple married for nearly 62 years spent their final moments together. (Image source: Screen grab via KFSN-TV)


After Losing His Wife to Cancer, a Widower Decided to Eat Alone at a Restaurant for the First Time — What He Did Before He Left Made People Cry
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/15/after-losing-his-wife-to-cancer-a-widower-decided-to-eat-alone-at-a-restaurant-for-the-first-time-what-he-did-before-he-left-made-people-cry/


'She couldn't remember her life before him': Husband and wife who just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary pass away within hours of each other

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Robert and Eleanor Schilling ran away to be married in April 1944 following disapproval from family. Their marriage survived the war and many other major obstacles, considering she was Republican and Protestant and he a Catholic Democrat. But after celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary last month, the two have passed away within hours of each at a Pittsburgh personal care home. 'They were always going to be together forever,' their daughter, Suzanne Rosenberger, said. Mrs Schilling suffered from dementia and suffered a bad turn, while Mr Schilling died from heart-related problems.

 

'They were waiting for each other to die': Husband and wife of nearly 70 years die hours apart

Til death do they part: Arthur Orvis Beard and Oneida Beard died within hours of each other after being married 67 years

Arthur Orvis Beard, 93, died Sunday of a stroke at his Nederland, Texas, retirement home. Wife Oneida Beard, 95, passed away the next day.



Couple who married 70 years ago and stayed so in love they held hands every day at breakfast die 15 hours apart

In this September 1941 photo provided by Dick Felumlee, Kenneth and Helen Felumlee pose for a photo nearly three years before their marriage in February 1944...

A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.



Couple married for 71 years are buried together after they died 'of broken hearts' just two days apart

 

Strong: The couple married in 1943 when Myrtle left high school and stayed in Fort Meade, Florida, where they raised two daughters and a son, and were involved in the community and church

Relatives believe Myrtle and Herbert 'Arno' Birdsong from Fort Meade, Florida died of broken hearts.


NY man celebrates 108th birthday with wife, 104, and says long life is down to pushups, fresh fruit, cups of tea, daily naps and God

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Duranord and Jeanne Veillard were married in November of 1932 and they still reside in Spring Valley, New York, after moving from Haiti in 1968. Duranord's birthday was today.

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I think we need to start a new Topic about Great Loves: here is another:

Man who spent over 20 years holding vigil by his wife's grave EVERY day dies aged 97

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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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You really CAN die of a broken heart: Surviving spouses have a 66% higher risk of dying in the three months after their partner's death

It is a phenomenon that has long been suspected - and now scientists say it really is possible to die of a broken heart.

A study has found that when a husband or wife dies, the remaining spouse's risk of dying is 66 per cent higher in the three months after their partner's death.

 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2507829/You-really-CAN-die-broken-heart-Surviving-spouses-66-higher-risk-dying-months-partners-death.html#ixzz2kxSJA3OI
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