Ohio restaurant owner serves Obama… then dies.
Four generations of Ann Harris’ family (from left) Andrea Hubbard, Deanna Hubbard, Ann Harris, (owner of Ann’s Place) Wilma Parsons and Kamari Durant pose for a photo after being visited by President Barack Obama when he stopped at Ann’s Place 24 Hour Restaurant in Akron on Friday. The restaurant owner Ann Harris, 71, was taken by ambulance to Akron General Medical Center after complaining of fatigue and a tingling feeling following Obama’s visiit where she later died. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
The owner of an Akron restaurant where President Barack Obama stopped for breakfast this morning died, apparently of a heart attack, shortly after meeting him.
Josephine “Ann” Harris, 70, of Copley Township, was taken by ambulance to Akron General Medical Center after complaining of fatigue and a tingling feeling. She was pronounced dead at 11:18 a.m., according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Harris, just a few hours before, had the honor of meeting — and hugging — Obama when he stopped at her family’s restaurant, Ann’s Place, on South Hawkins Avenue for breakfast. This was Obama’s first stop on the second day of a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.