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Carolyn Ruth Hunt

July 29, 1930 — April 24, 2023


Carolyn Ruth (originally Joanne) Hunt passed away on April 24, 2023, at the age of 92 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1930 to Ennis Benjamin “Abe” Hunt and Ruth Lucille Hunt (nee Brown). She spent most of her young life in Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech & Drama in 1952 from Marshall College in Huntington, West Virginia, and a Master's degree in Oral Interpretation of Literature and Speech Education in 1956 from Northwestern University. She taught at Converse College (Spartanburg, SC), Kansas State University, and Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, New York). In 1962 she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she taught English, Speech, and Drama at Courter Tech High School and Oak Hills High School.  She was Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Evening College where she taught Speech Communication for 34 years. Carolyn lived an eclectic life active in the early civil rights movement and at the forefront of the feminist movement.  Her great passions were photography, acting, directing, traveling, choral singing, and her dogs. Carolyn is remembered by her cousins including Francis Brown, Cary Brown, Bonnie Sue Horstman (nee Meyer), and Emerson Brown. Graveside Service will be held at Arlington Cemetery, 9150 National Road, Brookville, OH, 45309 on Tuesday May 9, 2023 at 11 AM. Memorial Service will be held at Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45224 on Wednesday May 10 at 11:30 AM.

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