Wednesday 17 January 2018

Elderly couple die just 15 hours apart after spending 70 happy years together

An elderly couple of over 70 years, who "never spent a night apart", passed away within 15 hours of one another in Ohio on April 12th.

Wife Helen Felumlee passed away first, at 92, followed by her husband Kenneth Felumlee (91), the next morning.

Their family told the Zanesville Times Recorder that the couple once took an overnight ferry that had only bunk beds, and chose to sleep in the bottom bunk together rather than spend a single night apart.

The couple married in 1944 after three years and had eight children together. His family reported that Kenneth 'faded quickly' after learning of his wife's passing and died a few hours later.

His son, Cody, called Kenneth's passing "a wonderful going away party." The 91-year-old had received a leg amputation two and a half years earlier and his wife had cared for him until she was too frail to do so. "He was ready. He didn't want to leave her here by herself."

Irish Independent

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