Twin 90-year-old sisters die hours apart on Christmas day

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. – After 90 years at each other’s side through thick and thin, twin sisters from Illinois died together on Christmas day.

Family members told KTVI the twin sisters depended on each other and stayed in the same home until their deaths.

Martha Dixon was a home maker and twin sister Mary Dickson was employed in the credit department.

The sisters were born September 26th, 1924 in Bear Springs, Tennessee.

“The twins had a special bond like no other,” said granddaughter Amy Deconcni. “They fought like sisters, but loved each other like sisters.

They both died Christmas morning 2 hours and 15 minutes apart, according to Mary’s daughter Diana Hargis.

The twins married brothers. One of the brothers had to change the spelling of his last name so he could re-enlist in the military, according to the family.

Family members said Mary died in her home as the Christmas song “Santa Baby” was playing.

“She kept asking, ‘will Santa bring her a man for Christmas,’ And he did, he took her home to my dad,” Diana Hargis said.

The family said the twins started their story together and wanted to end their story together.

“For twins to go out on the same day two hours apart it’s like one had to take the steps to pass and help then other get through that. Having them together was peaceful but broken hearted at the same time,” Amy Deconcni said.

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