Mary Woods (b. January 19, 1914, New Orleans, LA – d. May 6, 2002, Fort Wright, KY)

Woods attended Holmes High School in Covington before she graduated from the Millersburg Female Institute in Kentucky. She went to college in Missouris and at Morehead State College in Kentucky. She married Charles P. Wood in Newport in 1934. Wood wrote soap operas for WLW radio before she began writing for the Cincinnati Post. She mostly wrote on local celebrities but her most popular columns often focused on animals, particularly her collie, Buster. Woods spent a great deal of her time working to preserve Riverside Drive and preventing the razing of houses to be replaced by high rise buildings. Wood published several books before her death in 2002.


In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow 817.54 W877i


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Bird, Rick. “She Covered Broadcasting with Style and Wit,” Kentucky Post, May 8, 2003, 2k.
Cornell, Si. “Mary Wood to Retire, “ Cincinnati Post, December 9, 1978, 2.
Wood, Mary. In One Ear and Gone Tomorrow. Cincinnati: Southgate Press, 1978.

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