Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Couple married for 71 years die just 12 hours apart

A couple who were married for 71 years have died within 12 hours of each other on the same day.

Herbert and Marilyn Frances DeLaigle were wed in the 1940s and had six children and lived in Georgia, United States.

According to a post on the DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home's website: "Mrs DeLaigle was married to Mr Herbert DeLaigle for 71 years who entered into rest 12 hours prior to her."

The obituary notice said: "Her children said that she was a very devoted mother when their father had to be gone for months at a time."

It is thought that Mr DeLaigle died first at around 2.20am on Friday, with his widow passing away 12 hours later.