Couple Married for 72 Years Dies Holding Hands

October 22, 2011 Updated Oct 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM EDT

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Couple Married for 72 Years Dies Holding Hands

October 22, 2011 Updated Oct 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM EDT

Even in death they didn't part.

According to television station KCCI, an Iowa couple that had been married for 72 years died an hour apart while holding hands at a hospital last week, after being injured in a car crash.

Gordon and Norma Yeager also held hands in their casket during their funeral this week, according to the KCCI report. They will be cremated and have their ashes mixed together, their family said.

Watch video and read the KCCI story HERE.