In Nashport, Ohio, one couple made it through together until the very end. Helen and Kenneth Felumee passed away April 12th and April 13th, only 15 hours apart from each other. The two ate breakfast together every morning for the 70 years they were married. Helen was 92, and Kenneth was 91.
Their eight children said they were in love since they were teenagers- and knew that when the end came for one, the other wouldn’t be far behind. They said when they passed it was like a going away party. They were not in pain, and both passed peacefully on within hours of each other.
The couple eloped February 20, 1944 in Kentucky- two days before Kenneth was 21, because they just “couldn’t wait.”
Kenneth worked as a mechanic, and then became a mail carrier in Nashport. Helen stayed home, but taught Sunday school and had a little greeting card business on the side.
When the two retired, they decided to travel to all 50 states, mostly by bus, because Kenneth didn’t want to fly.
Both were in declining health as they got along in years, but they kept each other going until the very end.