Ann Harris, Akron Restaurant Owner, Dies Hours After Serving Obama Breakfast
President Barack Obama speaks to staff at Ann's Place, a diner in Akron, Ohio. The diner's owner, Josephine "Ann" Harris, died Friday, several hours after serving Obama breakfast.
WASHINGTON -- A restaurant owner in Akron, Ohio who served breakfast to President Barack Obama on Friday morning died hours later of a heart attack, theAkron Beacon Journal reported.
Josephine "Ann" Harris, 70, complained of "fatigue and a tingling feeling" shortly after Obama left her family diner, Ann's Place. She was taken by ambulance to Akron General Medical Center, and by 11:18 a.m., she was pronounced dead from an apparent heart attack.
Harris met -- and hugged -- Obama at about 8:30 a.m., when he stopped in unannounced for breakfast. Harris' sister, Frankie Adkins, told the Beacon Journal that meeting Obama was likely a "highlight" for her sister since she was a big fan.
"She loved Obama," said Adkins.
The newspaper notes that Harris was "ecstatic" earlier in the morning when aBeacon Journal reporter spoke to her about meeting with the president.