They lived together 61 years, died hours apart - State & Regional - Wire - TheState.com: "'And I said, 'Bert, you know Miriam had been struggling to breathe. She just took her last breath.''
Bert, too weak to speak, tried to talk but could not. The words would not come.
'Then, he closed his eyes, and a little tear came out of the corner of his eye, and it rolled down his cheek,' said Setzler.
The next morning, Thursday, just hours after his wife of 61 years - the woman who had given all she had to him until there was nothing left to give - had died, Bert died, too."