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    NASHPORT, Ohio – A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
    The couple's eight children say the two had been inseparable since meeting as teenagers, once sharing the bottom of a bunk bed on a ferry rather than sleeping one night apart, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported (http://ohne.ws/1in7erG).
    They remained deeply in love until the very end, even eating breakfast together while holding hands, said their daughter, Linda Cody.
    "We knew when one went, the other was going to go," she said.
    According to Cody, about 12 hours after Helen died, Kenneth looked at his children and said, "Mom's dead." He quickly began to fade and was surrounded by 24 of his closest family members and friends when he died the next morning.
    "He was ready," Cody said. "He just didn't want to leave her here by herself."
    Son Dick Felumlee said his parents died of old age, surrounded by family.
    "At Dad's bed we were singing his favorite hymns, reading scriptures and praying with him," he told The Associated Press in an email. "It was a going away party, and we know he loved it."
    The pair had known each other for several years when they eloped in Newport, Ky., across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, on Feb. 20, 1944. At two days shy of his 21st birthday, Kenneth — who went by Kenny — was too young to marry in Ohio.
    "He couldn't wait," son Jim Felumlee said.
    Kenneth worked as a railroad car inspector and mechanic before becoming a mail carrier for the Nashport Post Office. He was active in his Nashport-Irville United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher.
    Helen stayed at home, not only cooking and cleaning for her own family but also for other families in need in the area. She taught Sunday school, too, but was known more for her greeting card ministry, sending cards for birthdays, sympathy and the holidays to everyone in her community, each with a personal note inside.
    "She kept Hallmark in business," daughter-in-law Debbie Felumlee joked.
    When Kenneth retired in 1983 and the children began to leave the house, the Felumlees began to explore their love of travel, visiting almost all 50 states by bus.
    "He didn't want to fly anywhere because you couldn't see anything as you were going," Jim Felumlee said.
    Although both experienced declining health in recent years, Cody said, each tried to stay strong for the other.
    "That's what kept them going," she said.
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    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"

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    Watched this on the news this morning.... smile and tear to my eye! A true life ever-lasting love story!
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    Default Re: A beautiful love story.

    I read the article yesterday. It was touching for sure.

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    Lynn...thank you for posting this awesome story, especially today.

    Many here know that you & I have lost our beloved husbands, many
    here know we had the same, incredible gift from GOD of meeting &
    marrying the man of our dreams, wonderful men of true character.
    Blessed beyond compare or our wildest dreams. We suffer so deeply
    from their passing from this world and I know, you, like myself, would
    gladly go right this minute, to be with them. We had, Heaven on Earth
    and it's beyond words describing that kind of loss.

    For me, it's shown me that 'things' mean nothing and will never fill the
    hole in my heart, in my soul. And I've had LOTS of things, multiple homes,
    fancy sports cars, chopped motorcycles, diamonds, furs, designer clothes
    & shoes, expensive jewels, partied thousands of $$$'s away, anything I
    wanted, I got.

    It means absolutely NOTHING. I'd give everything, everything I ever had
    and have now, standing naked and without, in the street, to have ONE DAY
    with my beloved Stuart. Without him to share it with me, it means nothing,
    brings me no joy, I'm selling all of it, everything and keeping only what I need
    to have.

    I am cured forever of desiring 'things'.

    Love you, dear Lynn and I pray GOD brings comfort & peace to your broken
    heart. You deserve happiness while you wait to reunite with your angel, Mike.
    GOD be with you and for you...today and every day <3


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    Default Re: A beautiful love story.

    That is a very touching Story thanks for sharing Lynne

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    Default Re: A beautiful love story.

    Thanks for sharing this Lynn, what a beautiful story

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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