Eleanor and Frank Turner would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve, except the elderly couple died Friday within just hours of each other.
The North Carolina couple entered this world just 26 days apart in July 1926, according to The Charlotte Observer. They were married at age 22 and their family told the newspaper it seems only fitting that they would leave the world so close together at age 87.
Eleanor died in Hospice House in Monroe just after 4:30 a.m. Friday. While the family debated telling Frank, who was at another hospice care center, about his wife, they later found they never had the chance.