“Her heart was beating through him.”

Married 72 years, Norma, 90, and Gordon Yeager, 94, died in the hospital holding hands last week, one hour apart.

The couple was hospitalized after a car accident just outside of Marshalltown, Iowa. They were given a shared room in the ICU where they held hands in adjacent beds.

At 3:38 pm, Gordon’s breathing stopped. Though he was no longer alive, his heart monitor continued to register a beat.

The nurse told their son Dennis that the monitor was beeping “because they’re holding hands, and Norma’s heart beat is going through them,”

Norma died at 4:38 pm, exactly one hour later.

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