World’s oldest conjoined twins, dead at 62

13-04-2024 12:14 PM

Ammon News - The Guinness World Records (GWR) and Leibensperger Funeral Homes in Leesport website confirmed that the world's oldest conjoined twins, Lori L. Schappell and George A. Schappell, of Pennsylvania, died on Sunday, April 7, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The twins were 62 at the time of their death and had previously been employed at the Reading, Pa., hospital.

Lori and George were born on Sept. 18, 1961, in West Reading, Pa. to Franklin G. Schappel and the late Ruth G. Schappell. They are two of eight siblings.

They maintained independent lives although they were craniopagus twins, meaning they were joined at the head.


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