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Elderly Couple Married For 72 Years Die Together


How heartbreaking is this! An elderly couple who were married for 72 yrs died while holding hands.

The Iowa couple, Gordon, 94, and Norma Yeager, 90, died 70 minutes apart at a Des Moines hospital following a car accident that also injured another couple.

Shortly after leaving their home, at approximately 8 a.m on Oct. 12,  at the intersection of Highway 30 and Jessup Avenue, Gordon pulled “away from the stop sign and failed to yield to a westbound vehicle,” according to Sgt. Joel Ehler of the Iowa State Patrol.

The driver of the other car, Charles Clapsaddle, 64, of Marshalltown, was unable to stop to avoid a collision, Ehler added.

“They’re very old-fashioned. They believed in marriage ’til death do you part,” Dennis Yeager, the son of Gordon and Norma Yeager, told KCCI.com.

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