A couple have died within five minutes of each other in separate nursing homes after 73 years of marriage.
Lillian “Lill” Karr Wilson, 89, and William “Wild Bill” Wilson, 93, both suffered from Alzheimer’s and lived in two separate care homes for at least a few years before they died.
Their son Doug, 66, got two calls, five minutes apart, during the early hours of 7 April to inform him of the passing of his parents – who met in high school before marrying in 1941.
He said of the almost-simultaneous deaths: “We all look at it as a blessing because we’re having one funeral for both of them.”
Lillian had once said – according to Kentucky.com: “I’m not going till Bill goes.”
The couple met before the Second World War. William was enlisted to the military and had to turn down a Western Kentucky University scholarship. They decided to elope despite protests from their parents.
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SOURCE: The Independent