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Couple married for 64 years die same day holding hands

An Ohio couple married for more than 64 years died on Christmas while holding hands after pushing their beds together so they could be close during their final week.

Bill Schafrath, 88, died at approximately 7:am while his 85-year-old wife, Nancy, died at approximately 11:am on December 24, Christmas Eve at Brookdale Senior Living in Wooster, Ohio

The couple had been living at the assisted living facility for the past year.

They did not have any children but Bill was one of 12 siblings, meaning that they had many nieces and nephews, along with roughly 200 other family members

Bill was a bricklayer while Nancy had been working at a local bank for more than 30 years

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