Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart


spaminator
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Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart
Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters
First posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:52 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014 01:08 PM EDT
An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.
Helen Felumlee, 92, died on April 12 at their home in Nashport, Ohio, about 55 miles (88 km) east of Columbus, and her husband Kenneth Felumlee, 91, passed away the next day, according to their joint obituary.
"We knew when one went, the other was going to go," daughter Linda Cody told the Zanesville Times Recorder. "We wanted them to go together, and they did."
The couple met as teenagers and married in 1944, raising eight children together, according to the obituary.
Helen was a homemaker and Kenneth was a railroad worker and later a mail carrier, and both were active in the Methodist church, where they taught Sunday school.
They spent their retirement travelling to all 50 states by bus and even after 70 years of marriage, they still ate breakfast every morning holding hands, Cody said.
The couple never slept apart until about three years ago, when Kenneth had part of his leg amputated due to circulation issues, she said. Helen became his main caretaker and also started spending some nights on the couch.
"She was staying strong for Dad and he was staying strong for her," Cody told the Zanesville Times Recorder. "That's what kept them going."
Kenneth Felumlee passed away with his family by his bedside after saying "Mom's dead," Cody said.
The couple also had 23 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren, according to the obituary.
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Twila
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70 yrs is a long time to live a certain life and then have it all changed on you. 70 yrs with the company of another human being to be changed would be too much.
 
B00Mer
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Died of a broken heart...
 
gopher
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Sad story but tells much about the human spirit - till death do us part. They must have been a wonderful couple.
 
Sal
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have you ever noticed that when couples have been married for a long long time, they begin to look like each other....it's kind of bizarre... but cool

happy for them that they died together
 
petros
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I had old school Japanese neighbours in the early 70's. His wife died so he msde sure she was proper put to rest and then he killed himself. As a kid I never understood. Looking back it's not as sad but noble.

That was also the end of an ancient highly productive method of vegetable farming in the Okanagan.

Damngrumpy knows exactly who I'm referring to.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

have you ever noticed that when couples have been married for a long long time, they begin to look like each other....it's kind of bizarre... but cool

happy for them that they died together

Yeah it's called lack of Estrogen for the women and Testosterone for the men..

The women grows a mustache and the man, boobs.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Yeah it's called lack of Estrogen for the women and Testosterone for the men..

The women grows a mustache and the man, boobs.

LOL oh is that what it is...the non-sexual look
 
petros
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And why women with big boobs are more likely to have moustaches and body hair.
 

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