Husband and wife die the same day after more than six decades together

AP News Staff
January 21, 2020 - 6:29 am
Elderly couple holding hands.

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Arnold, MO - A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to each other, allowing them to hold hands.

Jack, 86, died first on January 11th.  Then Harriet, 83, died later that day. 

The couple went on their first date on Halloween of 1955. They married about six months later. The couple's niece Sue Wagener called it a love story for the books.

Together, the couple ran V-K Bus Lines while raising Wagener and their two sons.

 

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