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Iowa couple married 72 years dies together, holding hands

I never tire of the beautiful story, every so often, of a couple whose love was so strong they die together.

Sounds a bit morbid, I know, but after doing one such story in 2009, I can tell you that these tales never fail to choke me up a bit. While it is in death, it seems like a wondrous happy ending.

Here’s the latest story, from ABC News:

A devoted Iowa couple married for 72 years died holding hands in the hospital last week, exactly one hour apart.

The passing reflected the nature of their marriage, where, “As a rule, everything was done together,” said the couple’s daughter Donna Sheets, 71.

Give it a read, if you get a chance.