Salon.com People | Baltimore waitress dies at 100 Baltimore waitress dies at 100
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April 19, 2001 | BALTIMORE --
For almost 80 years, Marguerite Schertle was the spunky waitress just about everyone remembered.
Five years after her retirement, she's still the waitress few can forget.
Schertle died in her sleep on Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 100.
Known as "Miss Marguerite" to customers at the Woman's Industrial Exchange, Schertle was remembered as a quickstepping waitress who delivered tomato aspic and charlotte russe.
"She was irreplaceable," said Elizabeth Nilson, vice president of the Woman's Industrial Exchange board. "She worked so hard for so many years."
Until she retired at age 95, customers said she was a "Metroliner on her feet," racing between the kitchen and tables in her white orthopedic shoes and blue uniform secured by a puffy bow.
As Colonel Sanders was fond of saying... "A body will rust out before it will wears out"