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Elderly Couple Married 77 Years Were Buried Holding Hands In A Single Casket

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Before Raymond Bruer of Missouri died, he made one final request that touched the hearts of so many who heard it.

In 77 years of marriage, he and his wife, Velva Breuer, had built a beautiful life. They grew up in Dawson Township, and would later raise six children - three of whom are still alive today.

In their final hours on this earth together, an idea passed through Raymond's mind that he casually mentioned to a nearby nurse.

Once she realized that he didn't want to be separated from her his wife in death, she passed it on to his family...

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