Missouri Couple Who Were Almost Inseparable for Nearly 65 Years Died Hours Apart on the Same Day
Jack and Harriet Morrison, who met in 1955, passed away peacefully in a nursing home on the same day, only 20 hours apart.
Their beds were put beside one another by the nursing staff with the goal that they could be together in their last hours.
For 65 years, Oakville couple seldom left each other’s side. Then they died on the same day https://t.co/AEuISAqqHW— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) January 14, 2020
Jack, 86, died at 3:34 a.m. on January 11. Harriet, 83, died later that night at 11:53 p.m., as reported by St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Morrisons were holding hands in their beds.
Sue Wagener, a niece raised by the couple, told St. Louis Post-Dispatch that their love story began when they met in 1955 while Jack was driving a family-run charter bus that Harriet happened to be on with her father, who was part of a drum and bugle corp.
"They went to a little diner and never separated from that day on," said Wagener. According to the outlet, about six months after their first date, Jack and Harriet got married on May 5, 1956.
'Inseparable' Couple Dies on the Same Day After 65 Years Together: 'A Love Story for the Books' https://t.co/3aXVz8CrB6— People (@people) January 21, 2020
Jack ran his father's V-K Bus Lines company to make a living. Harriet, on the other hand, spent her days raising their two sons and Wagener.
The couple did almost everything together throughout their healthy marriage. Sadly, Jack and Harriet's wellbeing both started to decline a year ago. They then moved into the nursing home.
The story of Jack and Harriet is similar to what happened to Corinne, 87, and Bob Johnson, 88.
Jack and Harriet lived four doors down from one another, yet they would almost always be by each other's side. They never left each other until the last moment of their lives. Wagener said:
"I'm sad. But I know they're at peace and they're back together. It truly was a love story for the books."
The story of Jack and Harriet is similar to what happened to Corinne, 87, and Bob Johnson, 88. Bob could not stand being away for long from his partner of more than six decades.
He died following a battle with cancer only 33 hours after his wife, Corinne, died from congestive heart failure, as reported by KARE 11.
It was also reported that the Minnesota couple shared a very intimate experience a few days before they passed away.
Corinne told Bob she loved him and kissed him, an adorable moment that ended up being one of their last displays of affection.