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Topic: We should all be so fortunate
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Oct 20, 2011 07:21AM)
This is sad, but it still made me smile.


[i][b]Long-Married Couple Gordon Yeager And Norma Yeager Pass Away Holding Hands[/b]

For one Iowa couple, true love lasted until the very end.

Married 72 years, Norma, 90, and Gordon Yeager, 94, passed away in the hospital holding hands last week, one hour apart.

The couple was hospitalized after a car accident just outside of Marshalltown, Iowa. They were given a shared room in the ICU where they held hands in adjacent beds.

At 3:38 pm last Wednesday, Gordon's breathing stopped. Though he had passed, his heart monitor continued to register a beat.

The nurse told Gordon and Norma's son, Dennis Yeager, that the monitor was beeping "because they're holding hands, and [Norma's heart beat] is going through them," Dennis recalled in an interview with Des Moines' KCCI news station. "Her heart was beating through him."

Norma passed at 4:38 pm, exactly one hour later.

Gordon and Norma's children say they're glad the couple passed this way. "They just loved being together," says Dennis. "He always said, 'I can't go until she does because I gotta stay here for her.' And she would say the same thing."[/i]
Message: Posted by: Woland (Oct 20, 2011 08:45AM)
Nice hospital.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 20, 2011 12:47PM)
Wow... :cry:

Sad, touching and romantic all at once.

"Her heart was beating through him."

May they Rest In Peace, together forever...

RIP Gordon and Norma Yeager.