Ohio couple of 70 years die 15 hours apart

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NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage died 15 hours apart from each other.

Helen Felumlee (FELL'-uhm-lee) of Nashport in central Ohio died on April 12. She was 92. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died 15 hours later.

The couple's children say that the two were inseparable ever since they met when they were teenagers.

The Zanesville Times Recorder reports (http://ohne.ws/1in7erG) that the pair married on Feb. 20, 1944, and raised eight children.

Their daughter, Linda Cody, says the two were deeply in love all the way until the end.

Cody says that her father began to fade about 12 hours after her mother died, and told them that he didn't want to leave her by herself.

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Information from: Times Recorder, http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com