An elderly couple died on the same day after 71 years together

Herbert and Marilyn Francis DeLagle, who had been married for 71 years, died 12 hours apart on the same day.

The couple met in a café in the American town of Waynesboro. Herbert was 22 at the time and Francis was 16.
Then Herbert went to the institution where Frances worked to see her.

At some point, he mustered up the courage to ask the girl out on a date to the local movie theater.
A year later, the young man proposed to his beloved.

“I asked her if she would marry him and she said, ‘Of course!

Meanwhile, their wedding was almost derailed because they were an hour late to the church. Francis later said in an interview that Herbert was always late.

Herbert DeLagle, 94, and Marilyn Francis DeLagle, 88, died on the same day. The loving couple died 12 hours apart. Herbert died first, early Friday morning. Twelve hours later Marilyn also died. It is possible that she was a victim of broken heart syndrome, which happens when an older person can’t bear the pain of losing a spouse and ends up dying, too.

They were left with six children, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

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