Couple Married 69 Years Dies 8 Hours Apart
'They were never apart,' says son in Ohio
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2015 5:57 PM CST

(Newser) – It's another uncanny story about an elderly couple dying just hours apart: In this case, 88-year-old Gene Warrington died on Dec. 27, and his wife of 69 years, Pat, followed eight hours later, reports the Advertiser-Tribune of Tiffin, Ohio. Both had been in hospice, and son Phil tells AP that Gene visited his 86-year-old wife a few days before their deaths, held her hand, and realized she was near death. "He said, 'Life's not going to be fun anymore.'" Phil Warrington thinks his dad willed himself to die because "they did everything in their life together—they were never apart." (Two sisters who were 90-year-old twins died on Christmas Day.)