Local Akron Woman Dies Hours After Meeting President Obama

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A sad reminder that life is short. The owner of an Akron restaurant where President Obama had breakfast Friday morning died of an apparent heart attack just hours later.

70 year old Josephine “Ann” Harris, (seen below) hugged Obama when he stopped at her family’s restaurant, Ann’s Place, on the second day of his Ohio-Pennsylvania bus tour.

Obama phoned Wilma Parsons, Harris’ daughter, from Air Force One on his way back to Washington from his last campaign bus stop in Pittsburgh.

“The president expressed his sorrow and his condolences,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said. “He was honored to meet her this morning and passed on his feelings that the whole family is in his thoughts and prayers today.”

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