|214||Community History, Zearing, Iowa||214|
|1921-22||Elnora Bowman Reese||1942-43||Wilma Cox Helland|
|1922-23||Mary Dool Gardiner||1943-44||Eloise Chance Sterling|
|1923-25||Elsie Moore Bailey||1944-46||Opal Shaver Wood|
|1925-26||Maria Mead Tisdale||1946-48||Nellie Moore Manning|
|1926-28||Geraldine Condit Bowie||1948-49||Eloise Chance Sterling|
|1928-29||Flora Browning||1949-50||Isabelle Coughenour|
|1929-31||Jane Shoemaker (Miss)||1950-51||Arba Reese Moore|
|1931-35||Ethel Deal Hoberland||1951-52||Irene Lyons Steelman|
|1935-36||Geraldine Condit Bowie||1952-53||Hilma Muschick Krue-|
|1936-37||Violet Davis Reed||ger–Irene Lyons|
|1937-38||Ann Billings Adams||1953-54||Ruth Nelson Vinsel|
|1938-39||Ethel Deal Hoberland||1954-55||Elsie Moore Bailey|
|1939-40||Leta Rankin Bailey||1955-57||Isabelle Coughenour|
|1940-41||Geraldine Condit Bowie||Lund|
|1941-42||Ann 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 President||County Secretary|
|1946-47 Eloise Chance Sterling||1946-47 Nellie Moore Manning|
|1952-52 Nellie Moore Manning||1951-52 Wilma Cox Helland|
|1953-53 Wilma Cox Helland||1952-53 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.