They snuck into another state to get married 70 years ago, and they held hands every morning at breakfast.
They were so committed to being together, they slept in the bottom of a bunk bed on a boat trip rather than being separated.
So when Helen Felumlee died earlier this month, her family worried that Kenneth Felumlee would follow closely.
They were right.
The Zanesville Times reports it was the next morning, only 15 hours later when Kenneth died.
The couples daughter, Linda Cody said no one in the family was surprised. "He was ready. He just didn't want to leave her here by herself."
Because Kenneth wasn't 21 yet, he and Helen couldn't get married in Ohio. Despite being just two days away from his 21st birthday, the couple snuck away into Kentucky to get married back in 1944. "He just couldn't wait," the couple's son Jim told the newspaper.
The pair went on to have eight children, 23 grandchildren and a whopping 43 great grandchildren.