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100-year-old couple who were married for nearly 80 years died just hours apart

Anish Vij

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100-year-old couple who were married for nearly 80 years died just hours apart

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An Ohio couple, who both turned 100 in the same year, were married for 79 years and died just hours apart.

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June and Hubert met at a Kentucky church in 1941 when they were 19 and decided to spend the rest of their lives together.

They had three children, seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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While living a wonderful live together, the pair died just 20 hours apart in the same hospice. Credit: WLWT/NBC
While living a wonderful live together, the pair died just 20 hours apart in the same hospice. Credit: WLWT/NBC

Hubert proposed to June a year after they met while on leave from the Navy.

"When I saw her, I said she’ll be a good one," he previously told Local 12.

After living a wonderful live together, the pair died just 20 hours apart in the same hospice.

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Their 76-year-old son Sam claims that his mum became seriously ill just a day after Thanksgiving.

She was then transferred to the Hospice of Hamilton in Ohio for end of life care.

Hubert 'broke down' after seeing his wife's health deteriorate and was soon admitted to the same hospice.

An Ohio couple, who both turned 100 in the same year, were married for 79 years and died just hours apart. Credit: WLWT/NBC
An Ohio couple, who both turned 100 in the same year, were married for 79 years and died just hours apart. Credit: WLWT/NBC
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On 30 November at around 9pm, Hubert died in his sleep. Sam believes it was due to a 'broken heart'.

20 hours later on 1 December at around 6pm, June passed away.

"They went out together. I feel sad, but I shouldn’t," Sam said.

"Who can expect to live a life like that?

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"They lived a long, happy life together and they were devoted to God and the family."

After returning from the US Navy, Hubert worked at the technology company Diebold Inc., while June became a stay-at-home mother of three.

"She was a terrific stay-at-home mom. She made the girls' dresses. She planted a big garden. She canned and preserved, she was a good stay-at-home mom," Hubert previously said.

June and Hubert met at Kentucky church in 1941 when they were 19 and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. Credit: WLWT/NBC
June and Hubert met at Kentucky church in 1941 when they were 19 and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. Credit: WLWT/NBC
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Revealing the secret to a long and happy marriage, he admitted: "We didn’t go through life without problems, but we would never do anything to hurt each other.

"If there’s controversy, you might have to walk away for a couple minutes. Then you come back in and change the subject or you work it out.

"You never want to hurt the one you love. Put them first, above your own feelings. If you have difficulties, work them out. I would say don't go to bed mad.

"We’ve never really gone out much. When the kids were younger we were happy sitting around the table sharing stories about our day.

"We’ve had a wonderful life."

June added: "We haven't had one quarrel."

Topics: Health, Sex and Relationships

Anish Vij
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