Couple Unaware Of Each Other's Deaths Dies 6 Hours Apart

Couple Unaware Of Each Other's Deaths Dies 6 Hours Apart
Sat 07-12-2013

Frank and Eleanor Turner were married for 65 years before they died 6 hours apart late last month unaware of each other's passing.

87 year old Eleanor died in Monroe, North Carolina on the morning of November 29 while in hospice care. Hours later, Frank, unaware that his wife had died, suffered respiratory failure and followed her.

Frank and Eleanor met at a car dealership back in 1948 where Frank was shopping for a ride and Eleanor was working as a secretary. When asked if he wanted to test drive a car, Frank responded, "Yes, but only if I can take your secretary with me," the couple's daughter Linda Purser told the Charlotte Observer.

The couple's bond lasted over 6 decades and produced 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

The two were buried together at Lakeland Memorial Park in North Carolina.