updated 5/14/2008 11:25:39 AM ET 2008-05-14T15:25:39

An elderly Illinois woman found three weeks ago pinned under her dead husband's body has died as a result of her injuries, a coroner said.

Williamson County Coroner Mike Burke said 83-year-old Blanche Roberts died Tuesday in a southern Illinois hospital.

A newspaper carrier checking the couple's well-being found the woman in her Marion, Ill., home on April 27. She was trapped by the body of Fred Roberts after he suffered a heart attack four days earlier. He fell onto his wife, pinning one of her legs. She was unable to wriggle free.

A joint funeral service was planned for the couple.

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