I read this article and it really tugged at my heart strings..
Kansas couple married for 67 years die hours apart
TROY, Kan. (AP) -- Residents of a northeast Kansas town are mourning the deaths just hours apart of an elderly couple who were married 67 years. Arnita Yingling died in her sleep early Saturday at the family's home in Troy. She was 93. Six hours later her 95-year-old husband, Lyle, died at a nursing home in the nearby town of Wathena.
At their funeral Wednesday, friends and relatives described the two as inseparable. Some found comfort knowing neither would have to live without the other.
The Yinglings were married in 1941. Both were born on northeast Kansas farms and were active in Troy as members of their church and civic organizations.
I know many of you have read this before but no matter how many times I read something like this, I can't help but to shed a tear..Can you imagine all the memories this couple shared together, all the good times and bad..67 years of a life together..what a blessing and what an inspiration to so many...
My mother-in-law and father in law were married for 66 years and my mother in law passed away this past July 2008..my father in law is still living but it's so hard for him, you can tell...He is still so strong physically and mentally and i think if it wasn't for him having such a love and closeness to his family, he probably would've passed away by now..
These couples show such a deep level of committment to one another..what a beautiful story