On radio this morning, Glenn shared a heartwarming story that made its way around the internet over the weekend. Earlier this month, Ohio couple Helen and Kenneth Felumlee died just 15 hours apart after having been “inseparable” through 70 years of marriage.
“This is a story from The Blaze this weekend, I had to share it. I read this out loud to my wife yesterday morning,” Glenn said. “I had a hard time finishing it. It was one of the most beautiful stories I ever heard.”
In the aftermath of their parents’ passing, the couple’s eight children explained they knew “when one went, the other was going to go.” As the Zanesville Times reported, even after 7 decades of marriage, Helen and Kenneth still held hands at breakfast every morning and once shared the bottom of a bunk bed on a ferry rather than sleeping one night apart.
According to the couple’s daughter Linda Cody, about 12 hours after her mom passed away at the age of 92 on April 12, her father, 91, looked at his children and said, “Mom’s dead.”
“He was ready,” Cody said. “He just didn’t want to leave her here by herself.”
In an email to the Associated Press, son Dick Felumlee said the family spent their final moments with their dad “singing his favorite hymns, reading scriptures, and praying with him.” “It was a going away party,” Felumlee said, “and we know he loved it.”
“I think that is one of the nicest, most remarkable stories I have heard,” Glenn concluded. “When I read the part about how they held hands at breakfast every day – how needed is that in our society? How needed is that for an example of husband and wife. Could I just ask you a favor for your children? Be an example for your kids. Hold hands at dinner… Talk to your wife or your husband tonight. Remember the things that you fell in love with.”
Read the entire story via TheBlaze HERE.