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214Community History, Zearing, Iowa
1921-22Elnora Bowman Reese1942-43Wilma Cox Helland
1922-23Mary Dool Gardiner1943-44Eloise Chance Sterling
1923-25Elsie Moore Bailey1944-46Opal Shaver Wood
1925-26Maria Mead Tisdale1946-48Nellie Moore Manning
1926-28Geraldine Condit Bowie1948-49Eloise Chance Sterling
1928-29Flora Browning1949-50Isabelle Coughenour
1929-31Jane Shoemaker (Miss)1950-51Arba Reese Moore
1931-35Ethel Deal Hoberland1951-52Irene Lyons Steelman
1935-36Geraldine Condit Bowie1952-53Hilma Muschick Krue-
1936-37Violet Davis Reedger–Irene Lyons
1937-38Ann Billings Adams1953-54Ruth Nelson Vinsel
1938-39Ethel Deal Hoberland1954-55Elsie Moore Bailey
1939-40Leta Rankin Bailey1955-57Isabelle Coughenour
1940-41Geraldine Condit BowieLund
1941-42Ann Billings Adams

The story of the organization of Unit No. 116 was taken from Clifford J. Greenberg's history of Post 116. List of charter members and presidents was furnished by Fern Reese McBride and Irene Lyons Steelman.

During recent years Zearing Unit No. 116 has emphasized service in the Ladies in Blue. The Ladies in Blue help to make life happier for the patients at the Soldiers Home Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Zearing Unit No. 116 has been in charge of local poppy sales during the years the unit has been in existence. Unit No. 116 has also sponsored other fund drives. An example would be the annual drive for funds for crippled children.

The following members of Zearing Unit No. 116 have held offices in the Story county organization:

County PresidentCounty Secretary
1946-47 Eloise Chance Sterling1946-47 Nellie Moore Manning
1952-52 Nellie Moore Manning1951-52 Wilma Cox Helland
1953-53 Wilma Cox Helland1952-53 Nellie Moore Manning

In the spring of 1953, Wilma Cox Helland was elected secretary and treasurer of the 6th district auxiliary organization. Wilma was the president of the 6th district auxiliary organization, 1955-56.

Because this item involves a prominent auxiliary member it is inserted here. The following advertisement appeared in The Tri County News, March 11, 1921. WANTED : A couple of setting hens to rent or buy. Call Geraldine Bowie, Phone 13.

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