Ann Harris, Restaurant Owner, Dies Hours after Meeting Obama
Josephine "Ann" Harris, the owner of "Ann's Place" restaurant in Akron, Ohio, died of an apparent heart attack hours after meeting President Obama.
Josephine "Ann" Harris, 70, hugged the president when he visited her restaurant "Ann's Place" Friday morning as part of his "Betting on America" bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. She was photographed with the president.
Mr. Obama stopped into the restaurant and had breakfast with three Goodyear Tire employees from the area around 8:30 a.m.; Harris was reportedly pronounced dead at 11:18 a.m.
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."