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Demaris Affleck Carrell ’47

Demaris, who with husband Jeptha ’45 helped establish Kendal at Oberlin in Ohio and the Ninde Scholars Program, died Nov. 19, 2018.

A professional volunteer once named one of Dayton, Ohio’s “Top 10 Women,” Demmie had also done testing for special education students, been a ghost-speechwriter for an Ohio governor and an assistant to the director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and worked for both Swarthmore and Oberlin colleges.

As her loved ones wrote: “Demmie had a gruff exterior, a great sense of humor, and was known for nudging young folks (her own kids, grandkids, and others) about their life plans, encouraging them to aspire to learn more and do more and helping to connect them to new opportunities.”

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