Fort Wayne's 'Potato Chip Lady' dies at 90


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Fort Wayne's "Potato Chip Lady" has died of natural causes at age 90.

Myrtle Young's daughter, Marilyn Young Wiles, tells The News-Sentinel ( ) that her mother died Saturday morning of congestive heart failure.

Young worked as a potato chip inspector for 17 years at the former Seyfert's plant in Fort Wayne. She began collecting potato chips that looked like famous people, animals and various objects in 1986.

Young appeared on several late night talks shows with her potato chip collection, including Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," ''Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Chevy Chase Show."

Wiles says some of Young's chips and memorabilia will be on display at her viewing Wednesday and funeral Thursday.


Information from: The News-Sentinel,

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