They enjoyed 62 loving years of marriage.

Last week, Kansas couple Melvin and Doris Cornelson died within hours each other, reports local news station KWCH. Melvin, 85, suffering from cancer, died with his wife by his side. Hours later, Doris, 80, lay down for a nap and never woke up.

"They never dated anyone else," the couple's daughter, Candi Sawatzky, told KWCH. "They're happy. I know they are."

The Cornelsons aren't the first long-married couple to die in close succession. In fact, it's a surprisingly common phenomenon.

Below, five other touching stories of life-long love.

  • Gordan And Norma Yeager

    In Oct. 2011, Gordon and Norma Yeager <a href="" target="_hplink">died holding hands</a> after 72 years of marriage. The Iowa couple was hospitalized after a car accident and died within one hour of each other.

  • Nancy And Richard Trimmer

    Pennsylvania couple Nancy and Richard Trimmer <a href="" target="_hplink">died within hours</a> of each other after 61 years of marriage in January 2012. Richard died shortly after learning of his wife's death.

  • Harlan and Gertrude Balgeman

    Harlan and Gertrude Balgeman were <a href="" target="_hplink">married 67 years</a> before they died within six hours of each other in November 2011. The Texas couple had farmed together for their entire marriage.

  • Elizabeth And Roy E. Gulbranson

    Elizabeth and Roy Gulbranson <a href="" target="_hplink">died within 10 hours</a> of each other in January 2012. The Indiana couple had been married for 61 years.

  • Doreen and Bert Swan

    Doreen and Bert Swan were 91 and 93 respectively when they <a href="" target="_hplink">died within 11 hours</a> of each in January 2011. The British couple had been married for 70 years.

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