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Gordon And Norma Yeager Die Together After 72 Years Of Marriage

TIME for a story of love now, readers, as we journey to Iowa where Gordon, 94, and Norma Yeager, 90, have died holding hands. They had been married for 72 years.

The couple got married on May 26, 1939.

They died when Gordon pulled in front of an oncoming car. (Yep, still driving at 94.)

Their son Dennis Yeager explains:

“They brought them in the same room in intensive care and put them together – and they were holding hands in ICU. They were not really responsive… It was really strange, they were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn’t figure out what was going on because the heart monitor was still going. But we were like, he isn’t breathing. How does he still have a heart beat? The nurse checked and said that’s because they were holding hands and it’s going through them. Her heart was beating through him and picking it up.”

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Posted: 21st, October 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comment