Thursday, October 20, 2011

A couple married for 72 years dies holding hands

This is very sentimental but I don't care. Gordon and Norma Yeager were married for 72 years.

They were recently in a car accident that got both of them seriously injured and sent to the hospital.

When it became clear that their conditions were not improving, the couple was moved into a room together in beds side-by-side where they could hold hands.

"They joined hands; his right hand, her left hand," Sheets said.

Gordon Yeager died at 3:38 p.m. He was no longer breathing, but the family was surprised by what his monitor showed.

"Someone in there said, 'Why, then, when we look at the monitor is the heart still beating?'" Sheets recalled. "The nurse said Dad was picking up Mom's heartbeat through Mom's hand."

"And we thought, 'Oh my gosh, Mom's heart is beating through him,'" Dennis Yeager said.

Norma Yeager died exactly an hour later.

You can read the full story on which is where the photo is from as well.

1 comment:

  1. I think old couples are the most genuine and sweetest of all. Their love is truly inspiring. I'm glad that at least they were together during their last waking moments.