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Alma Hunt recovering from emergency surgery

ROANOKE, Va. (BP)–Alma Hunt, retired executive director of Woman’s Missionary Union, had an emergency appendectomy Oct. 1 for a ruptured appendix. Hunt, who turned 91 Oct. 5, is recovering well in a Roanoke, Va., hospital. She expects to be released from the hospital the week of Oct. 9.

Hunt served as executive director of WMU, SBC, from 1948-74. She served with the Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) for three years following her retirement as a consultant for women’s work.

Hunt, known for her eloquent speaking ability and quick wit, still travels and speaks across the nation on behalf of WMU. She participated in the installation of Wanda S. Lee as the seventh WMU executive director in Orlando, Fla., June 11.

“I want to thank all of my friends for their prayers on my behalf,” Hunt said Oct. 5. “I’m blessed to have their support and to be doing so well this quickly.”

Cards may be sent to Alma Hunt, 2102 Stephenson Ave SW # 23, Roanoke VA 24014.
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