Norma and Gordon Yeager were serious when they vowed, "Til death do we part," back in 1939, the day that Norma graduated from high school.
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Last week, the couple was involved in a fatal car accident and rushed to the intensive care unit, but their conditions did not improve. Gordon and Norma were placed holding hands in the same room in the ICU, but they were not responsive.
At 3:38 P.M., Gordon passed away while still holding Norma's hand. After he stopped breathing, the family was baffled to still see activity on the heart monitor. The nurse explained that essentially, because they were holding hands, her heart was beating through him.
For their funeral, the couple was placed in a casket together holding hands. They will be cremated, and their ashes will be mixed together as yet another symbol of their undying love.
—Kristen O'Gorman Klein