Helen and Kenneth Felumlee, from Ohio, met as teenagers and were inseparable ever since. They eloped when he was 20 (Helen was one year older), and went across the border to Kentucky to get married. That is because the legal age in Ohio at that time was 21 and he was 2 days shy of that. Why not just wait a couple of days? They couldn't wait any longer! So with $5 between them they went to the Kentucky courthouse to get hitched - $2 for the marriage license and $3 for traveling costs. So much for the honeymoon! They went back to their parents without telling them, living separately from each other for the first few weeks of their marriage. After Kenneth worked up enough courage to say something, they could finally live as a couple, and have been together ever since.
They went on to have 8 children. After retiring, they started traveling the country and visiting nearly all the states - that is until Helen became confined to her bed. They loved each other to the end, even holding hands every morning during breakfast.
Helen died on April 12 at the age of 92. Not wanting to be separated from her for very long, Kenneth died 15 hours later, the next day, at the age of 91. They were married over 70 years and had 23 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren when they passed away... united in life and united in death.