Kentucky High School Sweethearts Married for 73 Years Pass Away Just Two Minutes Apart

Kentucky High School Sweethearts Married for 73 Years Pass Away Just Two Minutes Apart

“The Notebook” made women around the world swoon. But the fictional love story of a couple who died together so they would never be apart was real life for William and Lillian Wilson, who died just minutes apart after over 70 years of marriage.

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Hanging on one 93-year-old man’s wall at a Kentucky nursing home was a photo collage of him and his wife. It was titled ‘Lill & Bill, together forever’.

That sentiment came true this week when, after 73 years of marriage, William ‘Wild Bill’ Wilson and his wife Lillian Karr Wilson died just two minutes apart from each other.

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Both Lillian, 89, and Bill were Alzheimer’s patients and for the last couple of years had to live in separate nursing homes.

Lillian resided at Richmond Place in Lexington, while Bill stayed at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

It’s the type of life-long love that people can usually only dream of finding. Their children are treating their funeral as a celebration of life, and although it is tragic that they’ve passed on, a celebration of life seems fitting.

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