Married 53 years, they both died from Covid-19 within hours holding hands

Betty and Curtis Tarpley went to the same high school in Illinois but didn't meet and fell in love til they met as adults then married and raised two kids.

On June 18, after 53 years of marriage, they both died from coronavirus within an hour of each other in a Texas hospital, spending their last moments together holding hands, according to their son. Tim Tarpley said his mom, who was 80, "had been sick for a few days when he took her to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and found out she had Covid-19." She was admitted on June 9 and his 79-year-old dad was admitted on the 11th.

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