Long-Married Couple, Melvin And Doris Cornelson, Die Within Hours Of Each Other

Married 62 Years, They Died Hours Apart

They enjoyed 62 loving years of marriage.

Last week, Kansas couple Melvin and Doris Cornelson died within hours each other, reports local news station KWCH. Melvin, 85, suffering from cancer, died with his wife by his side. Hours later, Doris, 80, lay down for a nap and never woke up.

"They never dated anyone else," the couple's daughter, Candi Sawatzky, told KWCH. "They're happy. I know they are."

The Cornelsons aren't the first long-married couple to die in close succession. In fact, it's a surprisingly common phenomenon.

Below, five other touching stories of life-long love.

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