Maggie Terry "touched thousands and thousands of students, who came through the door in one way or another," said Rick Panfil, general manager of Campus Dining Services at Oberlin College.
Maggie, who worked in food service at the college in Oberlin, Ohio, for 42 years -- most recently running the Lord-Saunders Dining Hall at Oberlin College’s Afrikan Heritage House -- made students feel at home with her comfort foods and personal attention.
"She was like their mother away from home to a lot of students, and I think they felt that," Panfil said.
Read more about "The Dash Between" December 31, 1947, when she was born Maggie Edwards in Demopolis, Ala., and Jan. 25, 2010, when the hard-working, no-nonsense mother of two died at age 62, in the February 21, 2010, edition of The Elyria Chronicle.
This "Dash Between" column was originally posted on ObitsOhio.com on Feb. 21, 2010.