- In the recent past, some aged couples have been reported to die on the same day, establishing the fact that not even death could separate them
- Jack and Harriet Morrison have joined the list of couples who went to the great beyond on the same day
- The couple breathed their last breaths on Saturday, 18 January, with Jack dying first and Harriet following suit
A Missouri couple identified as Jack and Harriet Morrison held each other's hands on Saturday and died hours apart after being married for 65 years.
The couple took their last breaths at a nursing home in Arnold, Missouri, St Louis, Post-Dispatch reports.
Briedly.co.za gathers that Jack (86) died at 3.34am while his wife (83) passed on several hours later at 11.53pm.
The couple went on their first date on Halloween in 1955 and got married on 5 May, 1956.
Their niece, Sue Wagener, who expressed sadness over the deaths of the couple, said they had become inseparable since their first date.
Wagener said: "I’m sad. But I know they’re at peace and they’re back together. It truly was a love story for the books."
The couple were members of the Moolah Shriners, a fraternal order devoted to philanthropy.
Fellow Shriner, Wayne Price, said seeing Jack meant one would also see Harriet.
Harriet was said to have tripped in 2019 and broken her pelvis and hip while walking their dog. She did not recover from the injuries she sustained, and she also suffered from dementia.
Jack also fell and broke his neck a few months after Harriet's injury.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that a couple who had been married for 64 years died five hours apart on Christmas Eve, holding hands as they rested in eternal love.
The husband, identified as Bill Schafrath, died at approximately 7am while his wife, Nancy Schafrath, died at approximately 11am.
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